Mexico 2018 Homeless World Cup
The 16th edition of the Homeless World Cup took place in Mexico City’s iconic Zócalo, right at the heart of the Mexican capital, from November 13-18.
More than 450 players representing 42 countries travelled to Mexico City to attend the inspiring week-long festival of football, in what was to be one of the most spectacular Homeless World Cup tournaments yet.
This year’s Homeless World Cup in Mexico welcomed 56 teams representing 42 nations across the globe.
The Men’s/Mixed competition saw 40 squads competing for five separate trophies, while 16 teams played for two trophies in the Women’s competition.
More than 450 players travelled to the Mexican capital for the week-long football festival.
Read in-depth player profiles from the Mexico 2018 Homeless World Cup, the challenges faced and the journeys made.
Take a look at the behind-the-scenes elements of the tournament also, with features on volunteers and some of those who lend not only their time, but also their expertise.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS SINCE THE MEXICO 1968 SUMMER OLYMPICS
The Mexico 2018 Homeless World Cup was among 80 other events across the Mexican capital celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mexico 1968 Summer Olympics.
The events ranged from sporting competitions, concerts, art exhibitions, folkloric dance performances, and film screenings; as well as discussion panels exploring topics such as sport ethics, sports science and medicine.
MEET THE MASCOTS
In the spirit of the 50th anniversary of the Mexico 1968 Summer Olympic Games, the Mexico 2018 Homeless World Cup unveiled some brand-new mascots.
Each representing a different continent, these charming mascots brought together players from all around the world as well as fans of all ages.