Brazil Girls and Uzbekistan Boys won the Street Child World Cup: The Future Depends On You 2018, at Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow’s Sapsan Arena. Brazil won 1-0 after a close match against Tanzania Girls and Uzbekistan won after a penalty shoot-out with Pakistan Boys. The games were streamed live on Goal, with 122,000 people tuning in to watch.
Taisa, Brazil Girls Captain, said:
I was very nervous but I’m so happy to be celebrating with my friends. It was a very tight game, the opposition marked very high and we couldn’t play from the back, but we got everything together and started playing – we did what we had to do.
It was very important – because of this win we can have more opportunity to participate in other championship and maybe someone can see us and see that we are a great team.
Pakistan Street Child football team did a very great job and fought opponent till the last seconds. Final score remained equal at both sides and Uzbekistan boys were able to score a goal on the penalty kick to secure the title.
Aziz, Uzbekistan Boys Captain, said:
“It’s an incredible feeling to be the first team from Uzbekistan and to play for the first time in Moscow. It’s emotional but the best feeling. It is the first time we have won anything and so to become champions means a lot for us.”
Earlier yesterday, n a Social Media Website, Pakistan Football team Captain Muhammad Abdullah said:
We (team) are graceful to Alimghty, that they have successfully won the Semi Final and are able to secure place in Final Match. Team is United, excited and very hope full for winning final match. InshaAllah we will raise the Pakistan Flag by winning the final match.
Pakistan Team was excited and excitement can be seen in following video
More than 200 street-connected children from across the world have come together in Russia for the Street Child World Cup an international football tournament, festival of arts and Congress for their rights.
The event brought 23 different teams across five continents together, who have played to change the negative perceptions and treatment of street children. Each country that has taken part is represented by an organization working with street-connected young people in their respective country.
Source: Street Child United