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England’s Jodie Coombe is the first winner of this year’s FIFPro Fair Play award at the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow.

Former Scotland international Andy Walker presented the award to Jodie, assisted by Tony Higgins, FIFPro spokesperson on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Jodie received the trophy for het sportsmanlike behavior during England’s match against Greece on Sunday, the first match day of the 2016 Homeless World Cup. She accidently tripped up an opponent and then found herself in front of the Greek goalkeeper. But instead of trying to score, she stopped and helped her opponent.

Coombe's England team mates, both male and female, were jubilant as she received the FIFPro Fair Play award. They sang her name and huddled together to congratulate her.

Jodie described receiving the award as “special”. “I'm so pleased about it, really, I'm so happy”, she added. “All I thought was about respect and fair play. I saw she fell down so I picked her up and left the ball.”

Fraser Wishart, PFA Scotland’s Chief Executive was in attendance as Jodie received her award. He said: “FIFPro wants to reward someone who has done something outstanding.”

“It's in the spirit of the event. It is very competitive but it's done in the right spirit and Jodie showed what this tournament is all about.”

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