Mexico City has been officially named as the host city for the 2018 Homeless World Cup.
The Mexican capital will welcome more than 500 players from over 40 countries for a week-long festival of football.
The inspirational tournament will return to the venue of the sucessful 2012 event, the iconic Zocalo, right in the heart of Mexico City. This year’s tournament will run from the 13-18 November with an expected 200,000 spectators and millions more watching the event online. More than 400 fast paced games will take place across three purpose-built pitches.
“We are thrilled to announce Mexico City as the host for the 2018 Homeless World Cup, and delighted to be partnering with Fundación Telmex once again” said Mel Young, co-founder of the Homeless World Cup Foundation. “We believe Mexico 2018 will be a world-class, life-changing event that both our participants and spectators will remember forever.”