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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:41 PM

Imams, priests play soccer match in Bosnia

A soccer match between Muslim imams and Catholic priests has helped raise funds for a new kindergarten in Bosnia.

Originally published Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 3:59 AM
The Associated Press

ZENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina A soccer match between Muslim imams and Catholic priests has helped raise funds for a new kindergarten in Bosnia.

More than 4,000 people paid 1 euro ($1.30) to watch the game in the central town of Zenica on Wednesday night, cheering "Bosnia, Bosnia" and celebrating whoever scored.

The Catholics won 5 -3.

The match, organized by Bosnia's Inter-religious Committee, was played by priests of the Bosnian Franciscan order and Muslim imams, said Priest Fra Zdravko Andjic. His good friend, Imam Jakub Salkica, said both sides got along well, but joked that shouldn't raise suspicions about match fixing.

http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2019736775_apeubosniacatholicmuslimgame.html

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