With its pristine Indian Ocean beaches and cool mountains, Mozambique has rare natural beauty. But it is also home to one of the world's longest running, stop-start civil wars. It boasts a strong soccer connection — Portuguese legend Eusebio was born here, as was former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz.
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