The Fourth Homeless World Cup officially kicked off on Sunday in Cape Town with South Africa beating Chile in the opening game held at the Grand Parade.
(Players get ready for the start of the Homeless World Cup. Photo: AFP)
Bafowethu (Our Brothers) scored their first goal in the first half through Arthur Adams, the captain of the team.
Chile equalised two minutes before the end of the first half, but they could not keep their dream of beating the South Africans on their home ground after a second score in the second half.
Rough tackling earned South Africa's Daniel Willeman a blue card which meant a send off from the pitch for two minutes.
Fortunately, Daniel was sent off just two minutes before the end of the second half.
Bafowethu's initial victory was greeted by a blowing of vuvuzelas from the terraces by supporters who filled the stands.
The games were officially opened by soccer legend Eusebio, who excelled at the 1966 World Cup.
The Cape Town 2006 Homeless World Cup kicked off as part of the official Presidential celebrations for Heritage Day.
Captains of the 500 players from 48 nations marched from Cape Town's District Six Trafalgar school to the Grand Parade with President Thabo Mbeki in attendance.
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