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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 July, 2005, 15:03 GMT 16:03 UK
HWC England 5-3 Brazil
The Homeless World Cup is taking place in Edinburgh
The Homeless World Cup kicked off in Edinburgh on 18 July - and you'll be able to catch all the latest action from the tournament right here.

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

Here is a report from England v Brazil.

England 15 - 9 Brazil (on aggregate) - by Sean McCann

First leg - 5-3

A good tactical game from both teams today in their first leg, leads to an England victory.

The first shot of the match went to Gary Whiteside and to continue his run of goals, he puts it away for England's first.

Then shortly after a penalty was given to Brazil for Fernand Bass entering the keepers 'D', which gave Brazil a chance to pull one back, but it was put over the bar.

After that Brazil were awarded another penalty for a pass back by England which Brazil scored from.

There was some amazing saves from the English keeper Ben Colvin and after Romeo scores again for England then Ben fumbles the ball in to the back of the net to give away a goal to Brazil just before half time.

The second half Craig Phillips came on in style, sending England into the lead, then after a fantastic show of skill from Gary sent England two goals ahead.

Jo Jo Maybin was subbed for Fernand and shortly after arriving on pitch drives the ball in to the back of the net for England's fith goal, but another penalty was given to Brazil and they scored another but this wasn't enough.

Second leg 10-6

Brazil started the second leg on fire, scoring just after the whistle. England's Gary Whiteside bought England back on par soon after with a blinder in to the bottom corner, which was the followed by a goal by England's Romeo.

But Brazil were hot on England's heels, and it was blow for blow as they headed for half time - a good defensive and offensive game from both teams.

The second half was dominated by England as they bought on Gary Thomas in the place of Romeo.

Although Brazil had lost a man for a rough tackle, they held back England's siege for some time.

England's barrage of shots on the Brazilian keeper sent England way out in front with no hope for Brazil, although a valiant effort from Brazil's striker left the final scores at 10-6; 15-9 to England on aggregate.

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