They shoot, they score
This summer 32 nations are competing for football’s greatest prize – the World Cup.
In many of these countries Friends of the Earth is scoring some great wins for a better environment for everyone.
Here's a selection of what our teams are up to.
Friends of the Earth Germany is demanding an early bath for nuclear. It's planning a 120 km human chain between two nuclear plants temporarily closed following leaks.
The plucky Aussies delivered a stunning result against big mining companies. Friends of the Earth Australia worked with Aboriginal people to stall a new mine in the Kakadu National Park.
In one of the season's upsets Friends of the Earth Nigeria humbled oil giant Shell. It's helping four men from the Niger Delta sue the company for destruction of farmland and fisheries caused by oil pollution.
The contest to block a new power station has gone into extra time. Friends of the Earth South Africa says the proposed Medupi coal plant would be a climate disaster and clean green alternatives have not been properly explored.
Team work at its best. Friends of the Earth Mexico has created a national network of communities affected by mining. It’s exposing the way mining is ruining farmland and polluting water.
In a classic display of supporter power, 8,000 people demanded Spain follow Germany's lead, which banned the cultivation of transgenic maize last year. Spain is the only European country growing GM on a large scale.
The Danes disappointed in Copenhagen last year but team spirit remains high. Prompted by Friends of the Earth Denmark, 36 MPs have signed up to a climate change law.
Friends of the Earth Paraguay is trying to curb big soy plantations which are trashing forests and destroying communities. The side aims to kick on to the next level – greener alternatives to soy.
A big result for Friends of the Earth Cameroon in the forest fixture. It's teaching local people to map farming and hunting areas and reclaim their land rights. The Cameroon Government is starting to listen to local communities.
Bullying tactics ruled off side. Thanks to Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland the Government has agreed to a watchdog to promote fairer dealing between supermarkets and suppliers.
After a decade of campaigning by Friends of the Earth United States, an Emission Control Area in US coastal waters looks set to be approved. This will cut lung disease and save up to 10,000 lives a year – a great final result.
Friends of the Earth is the most extensive environmental network in the world with around 2 million supporters and 77 national organisations. Find out more at www.foei.org