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Leicester hosts refugee football event

Refugee footballers from around the world have taken part in a tournament in Leicester.

Those who have fled persecution played in Leicester's International Football Tournament along with local players.

Twenty-six teams took part in the six-a-side competition at St Margaret's Pasture's Sports Centre.

Teams included the Iraqi-Kurdish Azadi, Afghan International and Leicester Zimbabwe FC.

The event has been organised Refugee Action and supported by Leicester City Council as part of the city's Refugee Week celebrations.

Organiser Muzi Sibanda said: "Refugee Week is all about bringing people together from all different backgrounds.

"There is also fun day events for the family, with musicians, artists and food, so this is a day for everyone."

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