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African asylum seekers in Sicily dream of soccer glory

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, celebrate after scoring against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, celebrate after scoring against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, celebrate after scoring against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, attend a training session at the immigration centre in Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, attend a training session at the immigration centre in Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, attend a training session at the immigration centre in Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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A general view of the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A general view of the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

A general view of the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, play against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, play against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, play against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, celebrate after scoring against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, celebrate after scoring against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, celebrate after scoring against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team (R and 2nd L), celebrate with Massiminiana players at the end of their match in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team (R and 2nd L), celebrate with Massiminiana players at the end of their match in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team (R and 2nd L), celebrate with Massiminiana players at the end of their match in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants, who are supporters of the ASD Mineo soccer team, celebrate after a goal in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are supporters of the ASD Mineo soccer team, celebrate after a goal in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are supporters of the ASD Mineo soccer team, celebrate after a goal in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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An African migrant, who is a member of the ASD Mineo soccer team (R) walks with a supporter before his Sunday match, at the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

An African migrant, who is a member of the ASD Mineo soccer team (R) walks with a supporter before his Sunday match, at the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

An African migrant, who is a member of the ASD Mineo soccer team (R) walks with a supporter before his Sunday match, at the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, play against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, play against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, play against Massiminiana in the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, talk as they wait to go to their Sunday match, in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, talk as they wait to go to their Sunday match, in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, talk as they wait to go to their Sunday match, in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, get food in the canteen before their Sunday match, in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, get food in the canteen before their Sunday match, in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants, who are members of the ASD Mineo soccer team, get food in the canteen before their Sunday match, in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Mohammad (R) of Togo and Abdullahi of Ghana dance in their room at the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Mohammad (R) of Togo and Abdullahi of Ghana dance in their room at the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Mohammad (R) of Togo and Abdullahi of Ghana dance in their room at the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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An instructor teaches a lesson in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

An instructor teaches a lesson in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

An instructor teaches a lesson in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants stand next to a road sign in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants stand next to a road sign in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants stand next to a road sign in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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African migrants play at an immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants play at an immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

African migrants play at an immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Shoes are displayed at a bazaar in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Shoes are displayed at a bazaar in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Shoes are displayed at a bazaar in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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An African migrant holds a torn soccer shoe at the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

An African migrant holds a torn soccer shoe at the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

An African migrant holds a torn soccer shoe at the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Mohammad from Togo, member of the ASD Mineo soccer team, uses a telephone before his Sunday match, in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Mohammad from Togo, member of the ASD Mineo soccer team, uses a telephone before his Sunday match, in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Mohammad from Togo, member of the ASD Mineo soccer team, uses a telephone before his Sunday match, in the immigration centre near the Sicilian village of Mineo January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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