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Refugees, Eric Cantona, Madrid, Munich, and Tel Aviv: The Beautiful Ugly Game

They scoured Munich – where thousands of refugees have arrived – and eventually found Mohsen. He was watching a Champions’ League game in a Munich café. Football can be ugly. Football can be corrupt. But sometimes, the actions of some people within the game demonstrate its power for good.

Kids play football in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. Football is a 'mother'.

In a Syrian refugee camp, where football plays the role of the “mother”

“Football is the most popular sport; it plays the role of the mother. It’s the only outlet that children have. It’s a very difficult life here in the refugee camp and football alleviates their suffering.”