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Cross-channel refugees united by love of football


A group of young African refugees who fled to the UK have been united through their love of football. All the refugees had escaped their respective war-torn countries alone, arriving in the UK as unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC). Some of the boys' desperate journeys had lasted three years and for others the future remains uncertain, but once a week on a football pitch at Appleby Frodingham Works Athletic Club they felt at home.

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