The First Homeless World Cup
Graz 2003 was the first ever Homeless World Cup. The concept of a Homeless World Cup was conceived during an INSP conference in 2001, therefore the teams competing at the first tournament were organised almost exclusively by Street Paper programmes, giving some of their street paper vendors a chance to represent their country at a world stage.
The Graz 2003 Homeless World Cup brought together 18 men’s/mixed teams from around the world and broke into two trophies and took place in the heart of Graz, from July 6-12, 2003
The Final Standings
THE INSP HOMELESS WORLD CUP TROPHY (LEVEL 1)
The first ever Homeless World Cup went to Austria, who took the glory after an emotional final against England which ended 2-1. Third place went to team Netherlands after defeating Brazil 4-1. Followed by Italy and Denmark of 5th and 6th place respectively.
THE INSP NETWORKING TROPHY (LEVEL 2)
The Graz 2003 second tier trophy went to team Scotland who defeated Poland 2-1. Followed by team Russia in 3rd place and team Ireland in 4th.