Christmas Truce football game - remembering peace and international understanding through football

On 25 December 1914, in most places along the Western Front, the guns of WW1 fell silent. German and British soldiers began to sing Christmas carols to each other from their trenches. In some places, the soldiers got out of their positions, exchanged presents – and even started playing football. In commemoration of this historic event the UK has designated 6-14 December 2014 as “Football Remembers Week”.

In memory of the 100th anniversary of the First World War Christmas Truce, a football match between the British and the German embassy took place at The Premier Goal Academy Kuwait on 13 December. The friendly match resulted in a convincing 6 : 1 win for the German team.

Christmas Truce football game - remembering peace and international understanding through football

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