In 2014, Arsenal in the Community worked with Islington Council’s leaving care service to provide training to players in the build-up to the Street Child World Cup in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 2014.
The girls reached the quarter finals of the World Cup, and were voted the ‘friendliest team’ in the tournament. Since returning to the United Kingdom, the team have been involved in fundraising to help teams from poorer regions take part in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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