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Yves Daccord 3 (FR)

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The partnership between UEFA and ICRC has been going on for 15 years now, and this is a very strong partnership. It's strong because it's about football. I am lucky enough to travel around the world and work in countries like Somalia, Yemen, Kosovo, the United States, even in Geneva, and what you notice is that there is one common trait: people love football. Not only boys, but girls as well. Not only men, but women as well. I think that is extraordinary, there is a common link in this very polarized world, there is a common link which goes beyond cultures and polarisations. This is something which is very dear to us. What's also dear to us is the educational aspect, and we have seen that during the 15 years of our partnership. We've seen that when people play football, they quickly understand that they need to understand the rules. To me, having rules is agreeing on having a common language between teams, between opponents.
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The partnership between UEFA and ICRC has been going on for 15 years now, and this is a very strong partnership. It's strong because it's about football. I am lucky enough to travel around the world and work in countries like Somalia, Yemen, Kosovo, the United States, even in Geneva, and what you notice is that there is one common trait: people love football. Not only boys, but girls as well. Not only men, but women as well. I think that is extraordinary, there is a common link in this very polarized world, there is a common link which goes beyond cultures and polarisations. This is something which is very dear to us. What's also dear to us is the educational aspect, and we have seen that during the 15 years of our partnership. We've seen that when people play football, they quickly understand that they need to understand the rules. To me, having rules is agreeing on having a common language between teams, between opponents.
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