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Last Updated: Monday, 25 July, 2005, 11:07 GMT 12:07 UK
HWC England 6-2 Portugal
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 Portugal.


England 6-2 Portugal - by James Clarke

This day was always going to be exciting with fast-moving football, giving the participants a last chance in making their voices heard through football.

Players had to nervously wait till 6:00 pm to play, adding pressure. Mel Young came on the stage to give his last words of inspiration and asked the crowd to give the English some support. Other teams had said to Mel "We would like to see the crowd being polite towards the English" which the crowd did with style.

From the start of the match Portugal played a tight game using skilful ball control. The Portugese team, who looked happy being involved, gave away a penalty which England comfortably placed in the net.

Holding their heads high Portugal equalise immediately. Seconds before the end of the game England take the lead thanks to Gary Whiteside. England used the space well within the cramped pitch scoring four goals within five minutes.

As the game draws to a close the purple Portugese team take a goal from the English giving the hyped-up crowd something more to cheer about.



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