Landmines Took Their Limbs. Soccer Brought Them Glory


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(National Geographic) LUANDA, ANGOLA – Each night in early September, just after the red sun over the capital city disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean, a constant clicking sound could be heard within the dos Coqueiros Stadium in downtown Luanda.

The clicking noise came from metal crutches that dug into the grass of the stadium’s soccer field, an indication training had commenced for Angola’s most accomplished athletes: the world champion men’s amputee soccer team…

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Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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