Refugee football teams battle far-right racism in Italy (Al Jazeera)

Milan, Italy – Before the game, fans flock to the pitch with megaphones, drums and firecrackers. Tops off. Onlookers are baffled.

It’s Saturday afternoon at a football pitch on Milan’s outskirts among council houses, containers and construction sites.

But today’s match is about more than just football.

One side, St Ambroeus FC, is one of Italy’s first competitive football teams founded by asylum seekers. 

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