The third annual Homeless World Cup takes place in the Scottish capital, with Italy winning the title for the second year in a row. Princes Street Gardens in the centre of Edinburgh plays host to the tournament, with 27 teams taking part.
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 four trophies up for grabs, with the Homeless World Cup 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, the cup is returning to Italy who have won the competition for the second year in a row.
DIGNITARY CUP (LEVEL 2)
The second tier of the competition was won by England, who beat Portugal in the final.
CITY CUP – EDINBURGH (LEVEL 3)
The third tier trophy was won by Wales.
THE INSP NETWORKING TROPHY (LEVEL 4)
The International Network of Street Papers Networking Trophy was won by the team from Czech Republic.