Soccer for peace event again to include game with Edmonton city police

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An annual Edmonton soccer tournament promoting world peace and an inclusive community kicked off this weekend, once again featuring a special Sunday game that includes a team of city police officers.

The tournament at Queen Elizabeth high school, 9425 132 Ave., includes teams from Mexico, Namibia, Somalia, Congo, Brazil, El Salvador, Gambia, and Burundi, with the championship game set for 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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But before that, a team that includes city police officers will take on the Canada World Peace Community Team at 3:45 p.m.

Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Captain Abdull, has been organizing the Canada World Peace Soccer Tournament for years. The real goal, he said, is to promote community, appreciation, love, and peace.

“I made this tournament because how beautiful Canada is,” he said.

“And I have to give back what Canada has been for me, for everyone … appreciation. You can be in a beautiful country like that in western society and good opportunity, all the kind jobs, education, sport … a country to give something back and talk about peace.”

The Canada World Peace Team and the city police team also faced off at the August tournament last year.

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