30 Photos Of Kids Playing Football Around The World

Chris Wright

12th, August 2011


By Chris Wright

Football in it’s purest form…

Exiled Tibetan children play football in the rain in a school yard in Dharmsala, India

A Somali boy plays football in a refugee camp in Mogadishu, Somalia

Qatari children play football outside their mosque

Children play football on the fringes of the Corail refugee camp for victims of the Haiti earthquakes on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince

Iraqi children play football in the streets of Baghdad’s Fadhil district

Children play football in the Salgueiro slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Two brothers play football as the rain lashes down in Havana Bay, Cuba

Children run after a football at another refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Children play football on a floating pitch in the harbour of Ascona, Switzerland

A young ‘keeper makes a save during a kick-about on the outskirts of Mendoza, Argentina

Children gather to play football as night falls over the steep hillside slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

English kids have a kick-about outside Valley Parade before Bradford’s pre-season friendly against Bolton

The children of the 33 trapped Chilean miners play football in the temporary camp set up for relatives at the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile

Children play football as the vast Parliament building in Kabul is being constructed in the background, Afghanistan

Children play football on one of the hottest days on record in the Mayan community of Tabi on the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico

Two boys play football in a temporary refugee camp after the earthquake in Lorca, Spain

A Palestinian child poses for a photo while his friends play football next to Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank town of Abu Dis, on the outskirts of Jerusalem

Children play football in front of the shell-damaged Darul Aman Palace in the suburbs of Kabul, Afghanistan

Young children train at the Estrella de Maldonado club (who boast Marcelo Gallardo, Maxi Lopez, Diego Latorre and Javier Saviola as early alumni) in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Children play football right next to the Pacific Ocean in Panama City, Panama

Children play football in a dusty street bordering a cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan

A child arrives and changes into his kit at a training session in El Algarrobal, on the outskirts of Mendoza, Argentina

Syrian refugee children run with a football in a newly opened camp in the town of Reyhanli in Hatay province, Turkey

Afghan children chase a football through the streets in the old part of the city in Kabul, Afghanistan

Children turn-out for a practice session at a stadium on the outskirts of New Delhi, India

Children play football in front the ‘Maine’ building in Havana, Cuba

Children attend a free football clinic near a camp for people displaced by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Palestinian children play football next to ruins of houses destroyed during Israel’s three-week offensive in Gaza

Members of 15 Squadron RAF Regiment play football with children on one of the last patrols during combat operations by the British in Basra Province, Iraq

Two lads play football on a bridge in front of the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro

Photos: PA