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More from the Homeless World Cup in Rio

PSP photographer Nicolae Stoian has been in Rio de Janeiro photographing the Homeless World Cup. Below are are some of the images he captured.

On Sunday, Brazil secured a historic double, winning both the Women’s and the Men’s 2010 Homeless World Cup. The women secured the title in the first of the day’s matches, beating Mexico 7–3. Later, the men’s team cruised to a 6–0 win over Chile.

The Mexico men’s team won third place after Portugal fought back from being down 4–1 to force the match into a penalty shoot out.

The USA men’s team finished 20th in the tournament with five wins and eight losses, including a massive 7–0 win over Slovenia and a dramatic match against Italy that stood at 6–6 at the completion of regulation time and was won on penalty kicks.

The USA women’s team, the Lady Salmanders, finished 11th in the tournament. They had four wins and five losses, including another match that ended at 6–6, this time against Norway. The US also won that one on penalty kicks.

A USA player prepares to strike
USA v Italy. After regulation time ended with the score at 6–6, the US won on penalty kicks.
The USA putting on the moves against Russia.
USA 3–5 Russia

Warming up before a match

A player on the Haitian women’s team

Costa Rica v Mexico

Costa Rica v Luxembourg
Holland v Romania
Cooling off
Team New Zealand perform a haka before a match

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