Argentina: Little people Copa America tournament
Argentina has played host to teams of little people across the Americas as they compete on seven soccer matches.
It is the first-ever global soccer tournament for little people.
Morocco is on a special invitation joining teams from Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia.
Treat everybody the way you'd want to be treated. We all can shine in our own light if given the opportunity.
âYou know, itâs just giving everyone a chance whether theyâre little or any kind of a challenge whether theyâre blind or deaf orâ¦ You know, treat everybody the way youâd want to be treated. We all can shine in our own light if given the opportunityââ, said Martin Klebba, Team United States-Canada member.
Facundo Rojas is a member of Team Argentina Captain.
âIt gives us the chance to show the world who we are and what weâre made of and what we can do. Itâs important to note that we represent one of the disabilities that is most discriminated against on a world level and the main goal is that, to bring awareness, respect and most of all, peaceâ, Rojas said.
And it was a pretty proud moment for some parents.
âItâs beautiful to be able to give them a different life, help them in all their dreams, help them get away from feeling ostracized, which is the only way some of them live because they feel ashamedâ said Rojasâ mother, Silvia Munoz.
Players are hoping the platform would help bring more awareness and respect to people of short stature.
The winning team will be crowned at the tournamentâs final in Buenos Aires on Sunday.
ReutersSource: Google News Argentina | Netizen 24 Argentina