From August 10th to August 18th, 2013, 64 nations will take part in the 11th edition of the Homeless World Cup annual tournament, in Poznan, Poland.
The city of Poznan is well known for its international sporting events such as International Show Jumping, the IFC Canoe Sprint World Cup and the International ATP Poznan Open. Poznan was also a UEFA Euro 2012 host city.
Catch up on last year’s action and follow this year’s matches on the Homeless World Cup’s YouTube page.
The following 48 countries will participate in the Homeless World Cup:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA, Wales.
The following 16 countries will participate in the Women’s Homeless World Cup: Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, England, Haiti, Hungary, Kyrgyz Republic, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Uganda, USA, Wales.
Official Team Rankings:
To see the official Homeless World Cup’s rankings for 2012-2013, click here.
To see the official Women’s Homeless World Cup rankings for 2012-2013 click here.
About the Homeless World Cup:
The Homeless World Cup Foundation uses the power of football to energize homeless people so they can change their own lives. It supports grass-roots football programs and social enterprise development via a network of 70 National Partners and celebrates its work by organizing an annual tournament. In 2012, the Homeless World Cup and its partners engaged with over 100,000 homeless people. Over 70% of participants experience a significant life change- they come off drugs, alcohol, get jobs, homes, education, training, become football players, coaches and social entrepreneurs.