Jessica Hilltout for the New York Times

Here is a fantastic and inspiring photo study of grassroots soccer from Africa. Clearly one of the reasons soccer is such a universally played competitive sport is the lack of extensive equipment required. Even the one essential element, the soccer ball, can be fashioned from the most rudimentary salvaged materials, as documented so brilliantly by Belgian photographer Jessica Hilltout.

For those with nothing, soccer is everything
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