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Mine Survivors Take on UNIFIL Peacekeepers in Football

Posted on October, 6 2017

Late on Friday afternoon in Suwwana village, south east Lebanon, the football coach calls his team together for a pre-match tactical discussion. A couple of players who are sitting on the sidelines pick up their prosthetic limbs and attach them before jogging over to the huddle. This team of mine survivors are playing a group of UNIFIL peacekeepers from Indonesia. As the players lean in to listen to their coach there is a sense of anticipation. When the whistle blows, the crowd cheers and the players are no longer mine survivors or peacekeepers, they are all footballers.

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