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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Gay World Cup begins in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires, Argentina – With more than twenty-eight teams of different places of the world, the 10th Gay World Cup begins in the city of Buenos Aires, and it is tried by this event, to show the fight against the sexual discrimination.

It is the first time that World Gay Cup is carry out in a Latin-American city and in this edition there take part more than twenty-eight teams, which are not selections, since any countries take any more than one team for country.

Some of the countries that participates in this championship are Uruguay, Chile, Australia, Iceland, England, Mexico, Canada and Argentina, represented by the Dogos, the Amerika team and SAFG. Also, the United States is one of the countries that more teams presented for this edition: Boston Americas, New York Ramblers, Seattle Rain, Florida Storm and Philadelphia Falcons.

The World Cup that began yesterday, is carrying out in the Parque Sarmiento (Sarmiento Park), located in the Saavedra neighborhood and has the support of the AFA (Argentine Football Association), the secretary of sports of Buenos Aires, the Ombudswoman of the city and the INADI (National Institute Against the Discrimination). The championship will last until next September 29.

In dialog with Wikinews, the president of the Homosexual Community Argentina (CHA) César Cigliuti expressed that this one is an opportunity to show the fight against the discrimination and more in an area like the football, where this happens to diary in the fields of the Argentina. The final will be played in the Defensores de Belgrano's field.

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