Brothers Nico and Iñaki Williams, eight years apart in age, both play for Athletic Bilbao in Spain | Photo: Manuel Reino Berengui/DeFodi Images/picture alliance
Archive: Players in action during the Unity Euro Cup at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland, 29 June 2022. Uefa in collaboration with Unhcr hosts the first edition of the new amateur competition, which will feature eight teams, each composed of 70 percent refugees and 30 percent non-refugees, representing nations across Europe | Photo: EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT
Napoli center-back Kalidou Koulibaly visits in Naples Arci Mediterraneo, a team of migrants and asylum seekers | Photo: Facebook/

Mustapha Jawara, the first migrant to become a referee with the Italian Referees Association | Photo: ANSA/AIA
Bakery Jatta | Photo: Daniel Karmann/picture alliance
Players from the Afghan girls' national team at a soccer pitch in Odivelas, Portugal, on September 30, 2021 | Photo: Ana Brigida/AP Photo/picture-alliance
Young refugees play football in Rome | Photo: ANSA
Migrant soccer team NoWalls Internazionale FC | Photo: ANSA
Photo: Alexa Vachon
The sit-in organized by Roman multi-ethnic team 'Pineto United' to protest against the definitive shutdown of a migrant hosting center where some of the players live | Credit: ANSA
Women football players | Photo: Alexa Vachon
The soccer player was forced to leave Bahrain after speaking out against the way the country treated its soccer players. | Credit: AP Photo,  G. Amarasinghe