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Football brings people together. But forget about the World Cup, that’s just watching. Go to any British airport on a Friday in early summer; chances are you will see groups of men with sports bags slung over their shoulders heading abroad for an end of season tour.

These tours are now a niche sector of the travel industry with agents who find teams for you to play in Rome, Berlin or wherever. My Sunday morning team, called Kenchels (it began life as the social services department team of Kensington and Chelsea), has done many such tours. But this year was…

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