Yorkshire football team appears in world league of stateless peoples

Debut match, between county’s first international team and Isle of Man, end in 1-1 draw

Barely six months since its beer-soaked inception in the back room of a Yorkshire pub, the county’s first “international” football team made its debut in a world league for stateless peoples on Sunday.

The fledgling Yorkshire side – which now ranks alongside Tibet, Greenland and Darfur on the world football stage – earned a 1-1 draw against a highly-rated Isle of Man in front of 500 spectators in a tiny village stadium in Pontefract.

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