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(Reuters) - A young Syrian refugee's dreams came true when she met Lionel Messi and his Barcelona team mates after the club invited her to attend a La Liga match earlier this month.
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Filipino soldiers and refugees caught up in weeks of fighting with Islamist militants were given some rare respite on Sunday when they were treated to a live screening of Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight world title defence.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - At a World Cup where millionaires and refugees share the same stage, it is little surprise that one of the standouts of the tournament is also one of the most unlikely.
ATHENS - A Greek soccer match was delayed on Friday when players staged a sit-down protest in a moving tribute to migrants who have lost their lives trying to reach Greece's Aegean islands.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The newly-formed refugee team competing at this year's Olympics was one of the highlights in Rio de Janeiro but it is not clear if it will compete at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Top European football clubs and many federations have leapt into action to help migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, pledging contributions in cash and kind as tens of thousands of people fleeing from conflict, repression and economic misery flood into the continent.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics refugee team will be bigger than the inaugural 10-member squad in Rio de Janeiro four years ago, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.
BARCELONA (Reuters) - France's two World Cup wins in 1998 and 2018, which were characterised by the diversity of the players' backgrounds, have helped to ease racial tensions in the country and changed attitudes to immigrants, former defender Lilian Thuram has said.
(Reuters) - Visa Inc, operator of the world's largest payments network, said on Wednesday it had signed sponsorship deals with all 10 members of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) refugee team, essentially becoming their first corporate sponsor.