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Homeless kids kick off World Cup run with win

Homeless kids kick off World Cup run with win

Cambodia’s 2012 Homeless World Cup campaign got off to a promising start in Mexico City on Friday with a sensational 6-5 victory over Guatemala.

After Keo Sovanareth’s five strikes had been equally matched by the Guatemalans, Oun Chhanna stepped up to seal the win with the last kick off the game, which was played on pitch 1 of the specially constructed complex located at the city’s main square, Plaza de la Constitución.

Cambodia were due to face Costa Rica at 10:50 pm Cambodian time last night before taking on Argentina at 2:50 am this morning.

Highlights and live broadcasts can be seen via the official website.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at [email protected]

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