11 Jun '11, 9pm

From political refugee to England star: HERNING (Denmark) - When footballers talk about being on a journey, few

HERNING (Denmark) - When footballers talk about being on a journey, few can have travelled a path as extraordinary as England Under-21 midfielder Fabrice Muamba. He fled the Democratic Republic of Congo, fearful of retribution during the bloody civil war as his father was allied to President Mobutu. He arrived in a snowstorm at Heathrow, a political refugee soon enrolled at a school in north-east London. He was 11 and couldn't speak a word of English. But Muamba could play football and today his journey takes him into a European Under-21 match against the talented youth of Spain at Herning, here in Denmark. So when times are hard in his career, such as when Arsenal allowed him to leave, even engagements such as this one when he will be sweating copiously to dispossess Bojan, Mata and company, the Bolton Wanderers midfielder can keep things in perspective. He has seen too m...

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