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Players battle for the ball during their match at the swamp soccer China tournament in Beijing, China
Robots compete in a football match during the RoboCup 2015 in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province on Wednesday
Llorenc Gomez of Spain kicks the ball next to Simone Marinai of Italy during their group stage beach football match at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Brazil’s Judivan, left, and Diego Poyet of Uruguay compete for a header during their U20 soccer World Cup match in New Plymouth, New Zealand
Bolivian President Evo Morales takes part in a football match with the Bolivian Roots FC football club, a team made of Bolivian expatriates, on the eve of a two-day EU-CELAC (Latin America/Caribbean) summit in Brussels, on Tuesday
Boca Juniors fans cheer their team before a Copa Libertadores round of sixteen soccer match against River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Young Yemenis play football on a street in Sanaa, Yemen on Thursday. Schools and universities have remained closed in Sanaa and several Yemeni cities since the Saudi-led coalition began its military operations on positions held by the Houthis and their allies across the country
Students play with their soccer balls as they walk among crop fields to the Sunji Township Centre Primary School during sunrise in Sunji township of Shanghe county.
Lightning strikes delay the start of play before the round 21 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City FC at Pirtek Stadium on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia
An Iraq fan waits in the rain for the start of the Asian Cup semi-final football match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney
Iran fans cheer before the start of their Asian Cup Group C soccer match against UAE at the Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane on Monday
Fans stand outside a ticketing office ahead of the opening African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match in Bata, Equatorial Guinea on Friday
Boys play with a ball at sunset in Yansi village, Donhe township in the Naga self-administered zone in northwest Myanmar. The Naga, a group of tribes historically known as warriors who kept the heads of enemies they killed, live on Myanmar’s mountainous frontier with India. About 120,000 people live in the Naga self-administered zone in Sagaing region where they survive mainly by subsistence farming and hunting. Cultural practices are changing, for example, younger men now wear trousers rather than traditional loincloths, although many Naga communities remain impoverished and inaccessible by road. The Naga speak dozens of languages and many of those in Myanmar use Burmese as a lingua franca
Visually impaired students at a school for the blind take part in a football match in New Delhi, India, on Monday.
Austria’s national soccer team goalkeeper Heinz Lindner during a training session in Vienna.
Young boys warm up before playing football on a dusty field in Soweto, South Africa
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale steps on a chair with his new football shoes, during the presentation of the Real Madrid’s new UEFA Champions League kit at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain