UN Ambassadors don jerseys to kick off World Cup

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The United Nations ambassadors of the countries participating in the football World Cup have been getting into the competitive mood at UN headquarters in New York.

They donned their national football jerseys to mark the beginning of the tournament later this week.

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon kicked off the event by speaking about 'unique ability' of sport to unite people.

His words open this report by Sophie Outhwaite.

Duration: 2’38″

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