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West County girls gather in Russia to promote friendship, tolerance

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WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

More than 100 children gathered in Russia as ambassadors for fun and friendship.

The ambassadors came from all over the world, and a pair of them came from a little corner of the world, known as West St. Louis County. 

Emily Kerber and Lauren Sowers, both 12, were among the 120 children gathered in Russia for Football for Friendship. 

Football for Friendship is an arm of the FIFA organization that promotes tolerance, friendship, peace, traditions, and so much more through the sport of Football. Or, as it's referred to in America, soccer. The annual event brings the different children together to collaborate in both work and play. News 4 reported on the girls' trip back in April. 

On their first day, the girls were hooked. Rooming with others from different parts of the globe, the newfound friends compared TV shows, their fathers said. 

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