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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Afghanistan defeated Russia 5-4 in the men’s final at the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon while undefeated Zambia crushed Liberia 7-1 in the women’s decider.

Video Highlights: The final goes down to the wire

In Pictures: Homeless World Cup highlights 

In a tight men’s final, Afghanistan – who were the crowd favourites – and Russia traded goals with neither side able to build a substantial lead.

The Zambian women proved their dominance in the all-African final and were never really tested by the outclassed Liberians.

Impressive South Africa beat the Street Socceroos 9-1 – the Australians finishing 22nd in the 56-team tournament – while the Australian women’s team lost 2-1 to Cameroon in their final match.

For all the results, match reports and more, visit