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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 July, 2005, 15:04 GMT 16:04 UK
HWC Scotland 5-4 Australia
The Homeless World Cup is taking place in Edinburgh
The Homeless World Cup kicked off in Edinburgh on 18 July - and you can catch all the latest action from the tournament right here.

Four graduates from the BBC Tackling Skills project are reporting on all the games throughout the week-long tournament, which seee 32 countries and over 250 people taking part.

Here is a report from Scotland v Australia.

Scotland 5-4 Australia by Adam Hassan

The stadium at Princess Street Gardens was full to the brim, with the people of Ediburgh flocking to see their home country play.

The game was kick-started by a goal from the Scots player Gary Lipscombe, just seconds after the whistle.

But in a show of defiance Australia's Yousef Rabah equalised straight after the first goal.

The Aussies passed very well, though their attempts to break down the Scottish defence failed continuously.

The ball finally found the back of Scotland's net after an outstanding strike on the half-way line from Rabah to give Australia the lead.

A penalty was then awarded to Scotland, giving them the opporunity to get back into the game.

With the crowd behind them, Lipscombe scores with a powerful shot to the right corner. The audience are amazed, and cheers ring out from every angle; the game is now on, 2-2.

Scotland's Frank Hughes lifts the already ascending support for the side with a fantastic strike from his own half, shattering the back of the net to make it 3-2 at half-time.

The second half began with Lipscombe again displaying his goal-scoring calibre by completing a well-deserved hat-trick to make it 4-2 to Scotland.

Immediately after, Maxim Avram for Australia scores, and seconds later scores again to bring the score to 4-4.

This begins to worry both the Scottish team and crowd, and with only two mintues left both sides frantically fight to claim victory.

The pace of the game picks up even more, with Rabah for Australia playing too hard, finding himself sinbinned.

With seconds left on the clock, Scotland's Lipscombe scores his fourth, bringing the score to 5-4.

A sensational round of applause fills the stadium, with the people of Scotland ecstatic at their country's win after a brilliant and suspense-filled match.

Links to more Tackling Skills stories


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