Kids Playing Soccer in Morocco

We came across this local kids’ soccer game in Marrakech. The sun was noon-high and blazing. The field was ideal for urban play, with walls on both sides so they rarely had to chase down the ball. It was fun to watch, and they paid me no mind as I shot some photos. It was tough with how bright and overhead the sun was, but I am happy enough with how they turned out.

In the midst of what felt like such a different country, it was nice to just hang out and watch kids be kids. Soccer/Football/Futbol is most definitely the universal sport!

Prepping for shot on goal

Prepping for shot on goal

Boxed out

Boxed out

Goal attempt at the opposite end

Goal attempt at the opposite end

Staring down the charge

This kid got fouled and was pretty upset... so much so that he threatened to pick up and throw the rock that acts as goal marker. Then though better of it and just sat down to cry.

This kid got fouled and was pretty upset… so much so that he threatened to pick up and throw the rock that acts as goal marker. Then though better of it and just sat down to cry.

Quick reverse direction

Climbing the wall

Climbing the wall

Enjoying the calm before the storm

Enjoying the calm before the storm

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