Initiative uses World Cup to champion integration

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Open air screenings of World Cup matches in a Stockholm neighbourhood have succeeded in promoting integration throughout the community, organisers of the initiative say.

"We're showing the World Cup in Järfälla because we're working to integrate the communities," Romiana Bikasha, from housing association Hyresgästföreningen, tells Radio Sweden.

The initiative is organised by Hyresgästföreningen and the local municipality.

"Everyone's just having fun, and everyone's doing it together. Even though we have our differences - even though we are different - we can all sit together. If we can do this locally, we can do this worldwide," Bikasha says.

Sweden will take on Mexico at 4pm on Wednesday in its third and final group game for the 2018 World Cup.