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Syrian Osama Abdul Mohsen sits inside the train with his son Zaid as they arrive at the Barcelona train station on Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015. The Syrian refugee tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist in an incident captured on video that generated global outrage will live in a Madrid suburb after a Spanish soccer academy convinced him to take an apartment offer and help to rebuild his life, an official with the school said Wednesday. Osama Abdul Mohsen was on a train expected to arrive in Madrid at midnight Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 16: Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen (C) arrive to Atocha Train Station with two of his sons on September 16, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen was tripped up to the ground by Hungarian camerawoman Petra Laszlo while carrying his son seven years old Zaid as he was trying to cross from Serbia to Hungary chased by police. The images hit the headlines around the world. Mohsen and part of his family finally reached Germany and has now been offered a job as football coach in Getafe city in Spain for Cenafe. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Syrian Osama Abdul Mohsen, center, holds his son Zaid as they arrive at the Barcelona train station on Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015. The Syrian refugee tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist in an incident captured on video that generated global outrage will live in a Madrid suburb after a Spanish soccer academy convinced him to take an apartment offer and help to rebuild his life, an official with the school said Wednesday. Osama Abdul Mohsen was on a train expected to arrive in Madrid at midnight Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 16: Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen (L) arrive to Atocha Train Station as President of Cenafe Coaching Scool Miguel Angel Galan (C) lift Mohsen's son Zaid 7 (R) on September 16, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen was tripped up to the ground by Hungarian camerawoman Petra Laszlo while carrying his son seven years old Zaid as he was trying to cross from Serbia to Hungary chased by police. The images hit the headlines around the world. Mohsen and part of his family finally reached Germany and has now been offered a job as football coach in Getafe city in Spain for Cenafe. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Osama Abdul Mohsen (3rd R), the Syrian refugee who made world headlines when a Hungarian journalist tripped him over as he fled, poses with his sons Zaid (L) and Mohammad (2nd R), director of the Spanish football coaching school CENAFE, Miguel Angel Galan (2nd L) and pupil of CENAFE Mohamed Labrouz at Atocha train station in Madrid, on September 17, 2015. CENAFE, in the Madrid suburb of Getafe said on September 16, 2015, it is giving a job to Osama Abdul Mohsen, former manager of Syrian first division side Al-Fotuwa. Video footage of journalist Petra Laszlo tripping Mohsen onto the grass as he ran with his son Zaid in his arms near the Hungary-Serbia border sparked outrage this month. She was fired from the television channel she worked for. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian Osama Abdul Mohsen holds his son Zaid as they arrive at the Barcelona train station on Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015. The Syrian refugee tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist in an incident captured on video that generated global outrage will live in a Madrid suburb after a Spanish soccer academy convinced him to take an apartment offer and help to rebuild his life, an official with the school said Wednesday. Osama Abdul Mohsen was on a train expected to arrive in Madrid at midnight Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 16: Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen (L), his sons Mohamed 18 (2L) and Zaid 7 (R top) arrive to Atocha Train Station on September 16, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen was tripped up to the ground by Hungarian camerawoman Petra Laszlo while carrying his son seven years old Zaid as he was trying to cross from Serbia to Hungary chased by police. The images hit the headlines around the world. Mohsen and part of his family finally reached Germany and has now been offered a job as football coach in Getafe city in Spain for Cenafe. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Syrian Osama Abdul Mohsen, center, reacts next to his son Zaid, left, as they arrive at the Barcelona train station on Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015. The Syrian refugee tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist in an incident captured on video that generated global outrage will live in a Madrid suburb after a Spanish soccer academy convinced him to take an apartment offer and help to rebuild his life, an official with the school said Wednesday. Osama Abdul Mohsen was on a train expected to arrive in Madrid at midnight Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Syrian Osama Abdul Mohsen holds his son Zaid as they arrive at the Barcelona train station on Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015. The Syrian refugee tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist in an incident captured on video that generated global outrage will live in a Madrid suburb after a Spanish soccer academy convinced him to take an apartment offer and help to rebuild his life, an official with the school said Wednesday. Osama Abdul Mohsen was on a train expected to arrive in Madrid at midnight Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Osama Abdul Mohsen (L), the Syrian refugee who made world headlines when a Hungarian journalist tripped him over as he fled, addresses journalists next to the director of the Spanish football coaching school CENAFE, Miguel Angel Galan (R) after arriving at Atocha train station in Madrid, on September 17, 2015. CENAFE, in the Madrid suburb of Getafe said on September 16, 2015, it is giving a job to Osama Abdul Mohsen, former manager of Syrian first division side Al-Fotuwa. Video footage of journalist Petra Laszlo tripping Mohsen onto the grass as he ran with his son Zaid in his arms near the Hungary-Serbia border sparked outrage this month. She was fired from the television channel she worked for. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Osama Abdul Mohsen (L), the Syrian refugee who made world headlines when a Hungarian journalist tripped him over as he fled, poses with his sons and a representative of the Spanish football coaching school CENAFE after arriving at Barcelona's train station of Sants, on September 16, 2015, from Paris and prior to leaving again for Madrid. CENAFE, in the Madrid suburb of Getafe said today it is giving a job to Osama Abdul Mohsen, former manager of Syrian first division side Al-Fotuwa. Video footage of journalist Petra Laszlo tripping Mohsen onto the grass as he ran with his son Zaid in his arms near the Hungary-Serbia border sparked outrage this month. She was fired from the television channel she worked for. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE,JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 16: Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen (C), and his son Zaid 7 (R top) arrive to Atocha Train Station on September 16, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen was tripped up to the ground by Hungarian camerawoman Petra Laszlo while carrying his son seven years old Zaid as he was trying to cross from Serbia to Hungary chased by police. The images hit the headlines around the world. Mohsen and part of his family finally reached Germany and has now been offered a job as football coach in Getafe city in Spain for Cenafe. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 17: Osama Abdul Mohsen, Syrian refugee who was tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist, poses with his sons Zaid (R) and Mohammed (C) during an exclusive interview at his house in Madrid, Spain on September 17, 2015. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 17: Osama Abdul Mohsen, Syrian refugee who was tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist, poses with his son Zaid (R) during an exclusive interview at his house in Madrid, Spain on September 17, 2015. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 17: Anadolu Agency's correspondent in Spain, Senhan Bolelli (R) play with the son of Osama Abdul Mohsen, Syrian refugee who was tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist, Zaid (C) during an exclusive interview in Madrid, Spain on September 17, 2015. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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A Syrian refugee who was tripped by a camerawoman as he fled police in Hungary with his young son said on Thursday he was hoping to resettle his family in Spain, after a soccer school offered to help find him work.

Videos of the man and child falling after the journalist stuck out her leg as he ran past went viral on media last week, sparking outrage internationally.

Osama Abdul Mohsen and two of his sons, including seven-year-old Zaid, who was in his arms as he fell, arrived in Madrid in the early hours of Wednesday after a local soccer coaching academy tracked him down and sought to help his family.

"This is a dream come true," Mohsen told Reuters television on the train from Barcelona to Madrid, the final leg of a rail journey across Europe that took him via Munich and Paris.

Mohsen, who had previously coached Syrian first division team Al-Fotuwa, will be housed in Getafe, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Madrid where the Cenafe soccer school is based.

The academy is helping to pay for his lodging and along with local authorities is working to try and get his wife and the rest of his family, currently in Turkey, to join him.

"Before working or anything, I want to gather my family, because now we are all spread out and I just want to see us all together again and try to live happily here," Mohsen said, speaking in Arabic, as he traveled with Zaid and 18-year-old son Mohammed.

Tens of thousands of people have been caught up in Europe's worst migration crisis for decades.

In Hungary on Wednesday, riot police fired water cannon and tear gas at migrants demanding access through its newly-shut EU frontier.

Hundreds of Syrians and other migrants in Turkey are also still trying to reach Europe viaGreece before poor winter weather makes the journey even more dangerous.

"I hope they (refugees in our situation) find a solution," Mohsen said. "I have been there and I hope they can find a way out soon. I know what they are going through and it is very, very hard."

(Additional reporting by Catherine Macdonald and Guillermo Martinez; Writing by Sarah White; Editing by Catherine Evans)

Refugee Tripped Up by Hungarian Camerawoman Arrives in Spain

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