Cardiff 2019 Homeless World Cup

The 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup will take place in Cardiff’s iconic Bute Park, right at the heart of the Welsh capital, from July 27 – August 3.

More than 500 players representing over 50 countries will travel to Cardiff to attend the week-long festival of football, in what is to become one of the most inspiring Homeless World Cup tournaments yet.

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This year’s Homeless World Cup in Cardiff will welcome 64 teams from around the world.

The Men’s/Mixed competition will welcome 48 teams competing for six separate trophies, while the Women’s competition will see 16 teams playing for two trophies.

More than 500 players are expected to travel to the Welsh capital.


The Cardiff 2019 Homeless World Cup bid was led by Welsh actor and activist Michael Sheen. The event will be delivered by the Homeless World Cup Foundation in coordination with Cardiff City Council, Cardiff University, Cardiff City FC Foundation, FA Wales, Pobl Group, Office of Michael Sheen, Working Word, PYST and Street Football Wales.

In addition to our inspirational Street Football Tournament, the Cardiff 2019 Homeless World Cup with also feature some world-class music acts, and compelling spoken word events aimed at disrupting the debate on homelessness.


Stay up-to-date with the latest news about the 2019 Homeless World Cup in Cardiff.

Take a look at the behind-the-scenes elements of the tournament as we prepare for the 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup.

Want to find out more? You can read our full explainer available here.

Travelling to Cardiff for the Homeless World Cup? Information on how to get there, where to stay and things to do available here:

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