The 2007 Homeless World Cup took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event was the 5th annual tournament, and saw football legend Eric Cantona take part in workshops with players.
With 48 teams taking part, it was Scotland who were crowned Champions of 2007 after beating Poland in the final.
The Final Standings
A unique feature of the Homeless World Cup tournament is that regardless of ability, all teams compete for the same number of days. The competition breaks into a number of different trophies. Because of these levels of competitions, the games are exciting and meaningful even on the final day of the tournament. On the last day, each team earns their final position – and those standings then influence the rankings that will seed next year’s tournament.
There are a total of six trophies, with the Homeless World Cup being the top prize.
MEN’S HOMELESS WORLD CUP (LEVEL 1)
The Homeless World Cup is the top prize in the men’s competition. The iconic trophy travels the world with each winner and is then brought to the next host city before the competition begins. This year’s winners are Scotland, who defeated Poland in the final.
THE DIGNITARY CUP (LEVEL 2)
The second tier of the competition, The Dignitary Cup, was won by Kazakhstan, after a hard fought victory against Ghana.
COPENHAGEN CITY CUP (LEVEL 3)
The third tier trophy went to Lithuania.
THE HOST CUP (LEVEL 4)
The level four trophy went to the side from The Netherlands.
THE COMMUNITY CUP (LEVEL 5)
The fifth tier trophy of 2007 went to Austria, with Zimbabwe finishing runners up.
THE INSP NETWORKING CUP (LEVEL 6)
The International Network of Street Papers (INSP) Networking Cup 2007 goes to Kyrgyz Republic.