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Last Updated: Thursday, 21 July, 2005, 21:45 GMT 22:45 UK
Tackling Skills - HWC Holland v Scotland
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 Holland v Scotland.

Holland 3-3 Scotland (Scotland win 1-0 on penalties) - by James Clarke

The turnout for this match was tremendous as the Proclaimers' '500 Miles' was blasted over the loud speakers.

The crowd erupted with support for this eagerly anticipated game especially for the holders Scotland.

Even workers within the city of Edinburgh flocked to the specially made stadium ensuring full live coverage and life-long memorable experiences.

Soon all was quiet as Holland snatched two well-worked goals.

Stuart Elmsley confused the hyped-up Dutch keeper sending him the wrong way helping the Scots creep back into the game.

Shots were flying left right and centre when finally Scotland's Gary Kelmet hit the target in style adding after the game: "Thanks for all the support".

The Dutch keeper kept his team in the game looking unbreakable until Gary Tipsec got enough power behind the ball making the keeper helpless.

In the second half blood boiled as tackles and attempts on goal rattled the players.

Nevertheless desperate work eventually paid off taking this golden game to the second penalty shoot-out of the tournament.

Players were looking calm as individuals, relaxed like with the Dutch keeper praying moments before the shoot-out commenced.

Fortunately for both great teams their first attempts all were missed adding pressure.

Gary Lipscombe proudly placed the ball on the spot, waited till the referee gave the signal to go and astonishingly sent the crowd wild, leaving the away team only to miss losing a clean winning streak.

Frank Hughes afterwards insisted that he couldn't take the pressure but that it was a superb game.

Coach and previous Homeless World Cup participant David Duke was happy with result.

Links to more Tackling Skills stories


Players gear up for Homeless World Cup
04 Jul 05 |  Tackling Skills

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