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In pictures: Homeless World Cup

Mel Young with flags and ball

Mel Young, founder of the Big Issue in Scotland, raises the ball aloft before the competition begins

A player with a football

A player gets his hands on the ball before kick-off

Players from around the world dance during the opening ceremony. Five African teams were refused entry to the UK

Ivone Wawrzyniak from Poland celebrating

Ivone Wawrzyniak from Poland dances during the opening ceremony.

Scotland supporter

A Scotland fan cheers on his team as they compete against sides from 27 other countries

Roger Friere from Sweden waving a flag

Roger Freire from Sweden shows his support for the Canadian team

Beaten goalkeeper

A goalkeeper watches in dismay as the ball sails into the back of the net in the opening game between Ireland and Italy

Craig Douglas celebrating his goal

Craig Douglas (right) of Ireland celebrates scoring the winning goal against Italy in the first match

Mel Young with trophy

Mel Young shows off the trophy as the tournament gets under way in Princes Street Gardens

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