S2E3: Slum Soccer India, with Abhijeet Barse

We’re back… again!

There has been a bit of a delay between this episode and the last. The cancellation of the Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup saddened all of us, and the change of circumstances meant we had to make changes to our schedules.

In this episode of the Homeless World Cup Podcast, Adam and Paul speak to Abhijeet Barse, CEO of Slum Soccer India.  SSI was founded by Abhijeet’s father, Vijay, in 2001, and has brought a team to the Homeless World Cup since 2007.

We explore Slum Soccer India’s history, its nationwide projects, and the upcoming movie about the organisation’s beginnings.


Following the cancellation of this year’s tournament, we have launched our Virtual Stadium. You can sign up, get your seat number, and help us to have an even greater impact around the world.

On what would have been the tournament’s final day, July 5th, we will be hosting a Homeless World Cup Day; a celebration of our work and the work of our partners and their year-round activities. By joining our stadium you will become part of our virtual fan base and have exciting content delivered directly into your inbox.

You can also donate to us here.  Thank you!

Abhijeet Barse (left), with some of the Slum Soccer India Mens’ team at the Cardiff 2019 Homeless World Cup