UN Soccer Match Pits Ambassadors Against Journalists

Footballer are not the only stars in the game as diplomats and journalists showcased their skills and enthralled spectators during a match.

updated: July 03, 2014 11:47 IST
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center, poses for pictures with youth soccer players at UN headquarters in New York.

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New York: It wasn't quite the World Cup, but the world was definitely represented when U.N. ambassadors took to the soccer field against U.N. correspondents — with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon making the ceremonial kickoff.

The match in a park on New York's Upper East Side on Wednesday afternoon ended with about 10 minutes left to play when a torrential thunderstorm drenched the teams and the spectators.

The ambassadors, with help from a few diplomats and U.N. officials, were winning, 3-2.

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