African migrants of the ASD Mineo soccer team listen to their coach, Giuseppe Manzella (3rd L), before...
African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, listen to their coach, Giuseppe Manzella (3rd L), before their Sunday match, in the changing room at a football pitch in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. ASD Mineo's 25-man amateur squad is made up of African migrants who risked their lives to cross the sea - a journey that killed hundreds of others in shipwrecks. Their team, the first of its kind in Italy, was created and funded by the managers of the Mineo centre for asylum seekers, one of Europe's largest such shelters. ASD Mineo, as the team is called, is registered in the lowest category of Italy's official football pyramid, which groups 600 divisions and in which, in theory, any team can rise to the top of the league, or Serie A. The team is on track to advance to the next division in its first season. Picture taken January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: SPORT POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION SOCCER)
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