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Coach Jorge Sampaoli and Argentina part ways (AFP Photo/Oli SCARFF)
Coach Jorge Sampaoli and Argentina part ways
Coach Jorge Sampaoli and Argentina part ways (AFP Photo/Oli SCARFF)
Coach Jorge Sampaoli and Argentina part ways
Coach Jorge Sampaoli and Argentina part ways
Coach Jorge Sampaoli and Argentina part ways
Referee Nestor Pitana from Argentina points to the penalty box after watching the VAR monitor, during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Referee Nestor Pitana from Argentina points to the penalty box after watching the VAR monitor, during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina argues with French players during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina argues with French players during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina argues with French players during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina and his assistant referees Juan Pablo Belatti (R) and Hernan Maidana (L) warm up before the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina and his assistant referees Juan Pablo Belatti (R) and Hernan Maidana (L) warm up before the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Moscow (Russian Federation), 15/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina and his assistant referees Juan Pablo Belatti (R) and Hernan Maidana (L) warm up before the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Moscú, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH EDITORIAL USE ONLY
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
World Cup 2018: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli to leave by mutual consent after agreeing terms of pay-off
Argentina's Lionel Messi (left) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo may have seen their last chance to win the World Cup slip away (AFP Photo/Roman KRUCHININ, Adrian DENNIS)
Argentina's Lionel Messi (left) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo may have seen their last chance to win the World Cup slip away
Argentina's Lionel Messi (left) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo may have seen their last chance to win the World Cup slip away (AFP Photo/Roman KRUCHININ, Adrian DENNIS)
Argentina's Lionel Messi (left) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo may have seen their last chance to win the World Cup slip away
Argentina's Lionel Messi (left) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo may have seen their last chance to win the World Cup slip away
Argentina's Lionel Messi (left) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo may have seen their last chance to win the World Cup slip away
France fell some big wigs on their march to the final; among them a 4-2 thumping over Lionel Messi's Argentina in the last 16
Harambee Stars coach Sebestien Migne tips France to beat Croatia in final
France fell some big wigs on their march to the final; among them a 4-2 thumping over Lionel Messi's Argentina in the last 16
France fell some big wigs on their march to the final; among them a 4-2 thumping over Lionel Messi's Argentina in the last 16
Harambee Stars coach Sebestien Migne tips France to beat Croatia in final
France fell some big wigs on their march to the final; among them a 4-2 thumping over Lionel Messi's Argentina in the last 16
France fell some big wigs on their march to the final; among them a 4-2 thumping over Lionel Messi's Argentina in the last 16
Harambee Stars coach Sebestien Migne tips France to beat Croatia in final
France fell some big wigs on their march to the final; among them a 4-2 thumping over Lionel Messi's Argentina in the last 16
Brazil and Argentina are favourites of Bangladeshi fans (AFP Photo/Munir UZ ZAMAN)
Brazil and Argentina are favourites of Bangladeshi fans
Brazil and Argentina are favourites of Bangladeshi fans (AFP Photo/Munir UZ ZAMAN)
Kylian Mbappe with Lionel Messi after France eliminated Argentina in the last 16
Kylian Mbappe with Lionel Messi after France eliminated Argentina in the last 16
Kylian Mbappe with Lionel Messi after France eliminated Argentina in the last 16
Kylian Mbappe with Lionel Messi after France eliminated Argentina in the last 16 (AFP Photo/Luis Acosta)
Kylian Mbappe with Lionel Messi after France eliminated Argentina in the last 16
Kylian Mbappe with Lionel Messi after France eliminated Argentina in the last 16 (AFP Photo/Luis Acosta)
FILE PHOTO: France's Kylian Mbappe scores against Argentina in Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo - RC134DCB3DB0
FILE PHOTO: France's Kylian Mbappe scores against Argentina in Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018
FILE PHOTO: France's Kylian Mbappe scores against Argentina in Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo - RC134DCB3DB0
Rakitic completed the 3-0 rout of Argentina in the group stage with a goal in stoppage time (AFP Photo/Martin BERNETTI)
Rakitic completed the 3-0 rout of Argentina in the group stage with a goal in stoppage time
Rakitic completed the 3-0 rout of Argentina in the group stage with a goal in stoppage time (AFP Photo/Martin BERNETTI)
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, pose for a group photo after a training session with their coach Gabriel Ochieng (back L) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, pose for a group photo after a training session with their coach Gabriel Ochieng (back L) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, pose for a group photo after a training session with their coach Gabriel Ochieng (back L) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, prepare for a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, prepare for a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, prepare for a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session under the direction of their coach Gabriel Ochieng (R) at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, work out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, work out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, work out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player (C) of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, reacts as he works out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player (C) of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, reacts as he works out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player (C) of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, reacts as he works out during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, warm up during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, in action during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, after a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, after a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, after a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, balances on a ball during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, balances on a ball during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, balances on a ball during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
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XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, after a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, after a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- Players of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, after a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, balances on a ball during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, balances on a ball during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
XDI11. Nairobi (Kenya), 29/05/2018.- A player of the Lion Stars, Kenya's first dwarf soccer team, balances on a ball during a training session at the City Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, 29 May 2018 (issued 14 July 2018). Lion Stars is an eight member men's dwarf soccer team, the first of their kind in Kenya, with players aged between 18 and 47 years old. Led by Gabriel Ochieng, a volunteer coach, the team aims transition from a recreational to a competitive one. They are planning to head to Argentina for the Copa Argentina tournament in October 2018 for friendly matches they have been invited to. Dwarf soccer has different rules to the mainstream version, in the interests of player safety. Headers are banned, for instance, to prevent spinal injuries, and if a player heads the ball, the other team will be awarded a free kick. Lion Stars is the only dwarf soccer team in East Africa and is working towards bringing Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda into the fold. However, the team is facing several challenges, including financial sponsorship that would enable them to further their sporting endeavors. 'We face the challenge of ground, we face a challenge of balls, we face challenge of corns, we face challenge of uniform,' volunteer coach Ochieng said. They have reached out to the Kenyan government and well-wishers for help. The team was established with the help of the 'Short Stature Society of Kenya' to help counter stigmatization against people of short stature in the country by engaging in activities such as motivational speaking, theater, and community work as well as sporting activities such as weight-lifting, badminton and soccer. (Futbol, Amistoso, Kenia, Ruanda) EFE/EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi, Nicolas Otamendi, Sergio Aguero and Federico Fazio look dejected at the end of the match REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi, Nicolas Otamendi, Sergio Aguero and Federico Fazio look dejected at the end of the match REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Luka Modric scored a magnificent goal as Croatia crushed Argentina 3-0 (AFP Photo/Martin BERNETTI)
Luka Modric scored a magnificent goal as Croatia crushed Argentina 3-0
Luka Modric scored a magnificent goal as Croatia crushed Argentina 3-0 (AFP Photo/Martin BERNETTI)
Luka Modric scored a magnificent goal as Croatia crushed Argentina 3-0
Luka Modric scored a magnificent goal as Croatia crushed Argentina 3-0
Luka Modric scored a magnificent goal as Croatia crushed Argentina 3-0
Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi, Nicolas Otamendi, Sergio Aguero and Federico Fazio look dejected at the end of the match REUTERS/Pilar Olivares TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. SEARCH "FIFA BEST" FOR ALL PICTURES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Nigeria vs Argentina - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 26, 2018 Fans take photos of Diego Maradona in the stands before the match REUTERS/Lee Smith TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. SEARCH "FIFA BEST" FOR ALL PICTURES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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The FIFA president said that the Argentina star was up to his usual standards, despite the country's last-16 exti
'Messi was amazing as always' - Infantino refuses to criticise Messi's World Cup
The FIFA president said that the Argentina star was up to his usual standards, despite the country's last-16 exti
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Iceland - Simferopol, Crimea - June 16, 2018. Police officers watch the match in a city park. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Iceland
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Iceland - Simferopol, Crimea - June 16, 2018. Police officers watch the match in a city park. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Iceland - Simferopol, Crimea - June 16, 2018. A screen shows a live broadcast of the match in a city park. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Iceland
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Iceland - Simferopol, Crimea - June 16, 2018. A screen shows a live broadcast of the match in a city park. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
FILE PHOTO: France's Kylian Mbappe scores against Argentina in Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: France's Kylian Mbappe scores against Argentina in Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018
FILE PHOTO: France's Kylian Mbappe scores against Argentina in Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: France's Kylian Mbappe scores against Argentina in Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: France's Kylian Mbappe scores against Argentina in Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018
FILE PHOTO: France's Kylian Mbappe scores against Argentina in Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo
Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 France's N'Golo Kante in action with Argentina's Lionel Messi REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina
Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 France's N'Golo Kante in action with Argentina's Lionel Messi REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 France's N'Golo Kante in action with Argentina's Lionel Messi REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina
Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 France's N'Golo Kante in action with Argentina's Lionel Messi REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina
Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Having been officiated by Horacio Elizondo back in the 2006 final, France will once more see an Argentine take control of a World Cup decider
Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final
Having been officiated by Horacio Elizondo back in the 2006 final, France will once more see an Argentine take control of a World Cup decider
Uruguay players protest to referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina that France's Kylian Mbappe, on the ground, is overreacting after taking a dive during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
The Latest: Pitana gets 1st and final whistles at World Cup
Uruguay players protest to referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina that France's Kylian Mbappe, on the ground, is overreacting after taking a dive during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Footy mania: Kenyan fans rejoice as Nigeria scores a penalty against Argentina in a group match
Footy mania: Kenyan fans rejoice as Nigeria scores a penalty against Argentina in a group match
Footy mania: Kenyan fans rejoice as Nigeria scores a penalty against Argentina in a group match
Footy mania: Kenyan fans rejoice as Nigeria scores a penalty against Argentina in a group match (AFP Photo/Yasuyoshi CHIBA)
Footy mania: Kenyan fans rejoice as Nigeria scores a penalty against Argentina in a group match
Footy mania: Kenyan fans rejoice as Nigeria scores a penalty against Argentina in a group match (AFP Photo/Yasuyoshi CHIBA)
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Football transfer rumours: Paulo Dybala to follow Shaqiri to Liverpool?
Argentina and Juventus’s forward Paulo Dybala: off to Anfield?
FILE PHOTO: England's Gary Lineker scores against Argentina - Azteca Stadium, Mexico City - 22/6/86. Action Images / Sporting Pictures / Nick Kidd/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: England's Gary Lineker scores against Argentina - Azteca Stadium, Mexico City - 22/6/86
FILE PHOTO: England's Gary Lineker scores against Argentina - Azteca Stadium, Mexico City - 22/6/86. Action Images / Sporting Pictures / Nick Kidd/File Photo
The Argentina international has been linked with an exit from the club, but he has now dropped a major hint he is staying
Icardi drops huge hint he's staying at Inter following Juventus rumours
The Argentina international has been linked with an exit from the club, but he has now dropped a major hint he is staying
Fans in a Manila bar cheer as France and Argentina square off in the World Cup (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE)
Fans in a Manila bar cheer as France and Argentina square off in the World Cup
Fans in a Manila bar cheer as France and Argentina square off in the World Cup (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE)
Fans in Manila react as they watch the World Cup match between France and Argentina in a bar (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE)
Fans in Manila react as they watch the World Cup match between France and Argentina in a bar
Fans in Manila react as they watch the World Cup match between France and Argentina in a bar (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE)
Fever pitch: Manila bar staff have faces painted with the flags of Argentina and France during a World Cup match (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE)
Fever pitch: Manila bar staff have faces painted with the flags of Argentina and France during a World Cup match
Fever pitch: Manila bar staff have faces painted with the flags of Argentina and France during a World Cup match (AFP Photo/TED ALJIBE)
Gianluigi Buffon joked that Italy not being at the World Cup have put a jinx on the big teams, with Brazil, Germany, Spain and Argentina all out before the semi-finals.
Italy not being at World Cup has jinxed big teams - Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon joked that Italy not being at the World Cup have put a jinx on the big teams, with Brazil, Germany, Spain and Argentina all out before the semi-finals.
Gianluigi Buffon joked that Italy not being at the World Cup have put a jinx on the big teams, with Brazil, Germany, Spain and Argentina all out before the semi-finals.
Italy not being at World Cup has jinxed big teams - Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon joked that Italy not being at the World Cup have put a jinx on the big teams, with Brazil, Germany, Spain and Argentina all out before the semi-finals.
Gianluigi Buffon joked that Italy not being at the World Cup have put a jinx on the big teams, with Brazil, Germany, Spain and Argentina all out before the semi-finals.
Italy not being at World Cup has jinxed big teams - Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon joked that Italy not being at the World Cup have put a jinx on the big teams, with Brazil, Germany, Spain and Argentina all out before the semi-finals.
A decision on the manager's future will be made at the end of July after he takes charge of the Under-20 side
Sampaoli continues with Argentina but future to be reviewed
A decision on the manager's future will be made at the end of July after he takes charge of the Under-20 side
Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, complains to the referee Cuneyt Cakir during the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, complains to the referee Cuneyt Cakir during the group D match between Argentina and Nigeria, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
FILE PHOTO: World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina
FILE PHOTO: World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo
Pavard celebrates after scoring his wonder goal against Argentina in the last 16
Pavard celebrates after scoring his wonder goal against Argentina in the last 16
Pavard celebrates after scoring his wonder goal against Argentina in the last 16
Pavard celebrates after scoring his wonder goal against Argentina in the last 16 (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
Pavard celebrates after scoring his wonder goal against Argentina in the last 16
Pavard celebrates after scoring his wonder goal against Argentina in the last 16 (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium wary of Mbappe ahead of World Cup semi-final
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium wary of Mbappe ahead of World Cup semi-final
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium wary of Mbappe ahead of World Cup semi-final
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium wary of Mbappe ahead of World Cup semi-final
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium wary of Mbappe ahead of World Cup semi-final
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium wary of Mbappe ahead of World Cup semi-final
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium wary of Mbappe ahead of World Cup semi-final
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Belgium wary of Mbappe ahead of World Cup semi-final
Belgium say they're confident heading into the World Cup quarter-finals against France after a victory against Brazil, but say the match won't be easy, with Belgian midfielder Nacer Chadli comparing French forward Kylian Mbappe to Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (front) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (back) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (front) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (back) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (front) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (back) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sochi (Russian Federation), 07/07/2018.- Supporters of Russia wear face masks depicting Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Portugal and Lionel Messi (R) of Argentina prior to the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Russia and Croatia in Sochi, Russia, 07 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - France vs Argentina - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 30, 2018 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo
This combo photo shows Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacting during their round of 16 matches respectively against France and Uruguay, at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Kazan Arena and at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo)
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This combo photo shows Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacting during their round of 16 matches respectively against France and Uruguay, at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Kazan Arena and at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo)
This combo photo shows Argentina's Lionel Messi, top, and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacting during their round of 16 matches respectively against France and Uruguay, at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Kazan Arena and at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo)
Column: Winds of football change blow at Russia World Cup
This combo photo shows Argentina's Lionel Messi, top, and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacting during their round of 16 matches respectively against France and Uruguay, at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Kazan Arena and at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018. (AP Photo)
Uruguay players protest to referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina that France's Kylian Mbappe, on the ground, is overreacting after taking a dive during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Uruguay players protest to referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina that France's Kylian Mbappe, on the ground, is overreacting after taking a dive during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Uruguay players protest to referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina that France's Kylian Mbappe, on the ground, is overreacting after taking a dive during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Uruguay players protest to referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina that France's Kylian Mbappe, on the ground, is overreacting after taking a dive during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Gianluigi Buffon made a farewell appearance for Italy in a friendly against Argentina in March. (AFP Photo/Oli SCARFF)
Gianluigi Buffon made a farewell appearance for Italy in a friendly against Argentina in March
Gianluigi Buffon made a farewell appearance for Italy in a friendly against Argentina in March. (AFP Photo/Oli SCARFF)
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (C) argues with Luis Suarez of Uruguay (L) and Kylian Mbappe of France (2L) during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (C) argues with Luis Suarez of Uruguay (L) and Kylian Mbappe of France (2L) during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Referee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (C) argues with Luis Suarez of Uruguay (L) and Kylian Mbappe of France (2L) during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (RC) reacts with Lucas Torreira of Uruguay during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (RC) reacts with Lucas Torreira of Uruguay during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (RC) reacts with Lucas Torreira of Uruguay during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (C) reacts with Ngolo Kante of France during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (C) reacts with Ngolo Kante of France during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (C) reacts with Ngolo Kante of France during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (L) reacts with Ngolo Kante of France during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (L) reacts with Ngolo Kante of France during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (L) reacts with Ngolo Kante of France during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (R) reacts with Luis Suarez of Uruguay during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (R) reacts with Luis Suarez of Uruguay during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation), 06/07/2018.- Refereee Nestor Pitana of Argentina (R) reacts with Luis Suarez of Uruguay during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final soccer match between Uruguay and France in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 06 July 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona gestures during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona gestures during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Mario Kempes interested in coaching Argentina
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Sochi (Russian Federation), 05/07/2018.- A Russian woman sells shirts depicting Argentina's Lionel Messi (C) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) at the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, 05 July 2018. Russia will face Croatia in their FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final match in Sochi on 07 July 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA
Sochi (Russian Federation), 05/07/2018.- A Russian woman sells shirts depicting Argentina's Lionel Messi (C) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) at the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, 05 July 2018. Russia will face Croatia in their FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final match in Sochi on 07 July 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA
Sochi (Russian Federation), 05/07/2018.- A Russian woman sells shirts depicting Argentina's Lionel Messi (C) and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) at the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, 05 July 2018. Russia will face Croatia in their FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final match in Sochi on 07 July 2018. (Croacia, Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia) EFE/EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

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