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Jawad Ahmadi, an 18-year-old Afghan, reached the island of Lesbos a year ago with his older brother and cousin, believing Greece would be just a temporary stop on his way to Germany.Four months ago, Ahmadi made his way to the Athens offices of the Greek Forum of Migrants and began Greek language lessons.It competes in a tournament launched by the group in January for teams composed of refugees as well as volunteers from Greece, Spain and other European countries.For Ahmadi, the tournament is the best way for migrants to mix with Greeks and other Europeans, "and to show that refugees are just like any other youths".Each morning he leaves a camp in Oinofita, an industrial zone about an hour north of Athens, to attend his language classes and football practice.
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