Street children from 21 countries play soccer in Moscow
Street children from all around the world gathered in Moscow for the international soccer championship which opened on Friday (May 11).
‘Future depends on you’ – a charity project which organised the current competition, has been staging similar contests for Russian orphans for 13 years.
This year junior teams from 21 countries consisting of orphan soccer lovers aged 14 to 17 not only compete for the cup and the title, but also explore Moscow with a cultural programme.
CEO of Street Child United – a British charity organisation and co-organiser of the tournament, John Wroe said the sporting event aims to draw world attention to street children and to change their image.
The tournament ends on May 16, a month ahead of the Soccer World Cup.