Football's coming home as GPs help win World Cup

The British Medical Football team have been crowned world champions after winning the annual World Medical Football Federation tournament in Seoul, South Korea.

The team, founded in 2005 by Halifax GP Dr Arif Kazi, had previously failed to finish higher than third place. The current 20-man squad contains nine GPs.

But at this year's tournament, the team turned on the style comprehensively beating Lithuania, the hosts Korea and Spain on the way to setting up a dream final against Brazil.

The British team took an early lead before the Brazilians battled back to level up the score.

But a tactical switch at halftime to a more attacking formation brought its rewards as the British side went on the score twice to win 3-1 and ensure that football's coming home.

sanjay.tanday@haymarket.com

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