• PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016
    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Education is a key part of the event, with players learning about the sacrifices made during World War I. Here, Under-13 players from Sunderland and West Brom visit the site of the original Christmas Truce, which took place in 1914.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Manchester City Under-12 players take in exhibits at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 The players also visited Tyne Cot Cemetery, where 11,961 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War are buried or commemorated. It is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Actors were on hand to teach the players about Army equipment and how people, not much older than them, signed up for the war effort.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Players also learnt about the horrors of life in the trenches
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Teams were also able to pay their respects to former players who lost their lives in the First World War
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Every team laid wreaths during the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres, which has taken place under the Menin Gate Memorial every evening since 1928.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 All the teams came together for a special event at the Ypres Cloth Hall, which involved players sharing tables with players from other teams.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Inspired by the event of the Christmas Truce over 100 years ago, all of the teams took part in a gift exchange.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 The action on the pitch featured a total of 16 teams in Under-12 and Under-13 competitions at the home of KYK Westhoek in Ypres.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 The U12 tournament featured West Ham United, Paris Saint-Germain, Blackburn Rovers, Schalke, Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Manchester City and Crystal Palace.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 While Fulham, FC Metz, Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion, Valenciennes, Hertha Berlin, Chelsea and FC Erzgebirge Aue took part in the U13 event.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Man City and Anderlecht took part in the Under-12 final.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 West Brom and FC Metz qualified for the U13 final.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Players from all the other teams others cheered on the finalists.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 Anderlecht claimed the U12 trophy, coming from behind to defeat Man City 2-1.
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    PL Christmas Truce Tournament 2016 The U13 title was claimed by West Brom, who ran out 3-0 winners over Metz.