The 2011 Homeless World Cup took place in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, making the event truly iconic. It was the first time the tournament was broadcast online, and the world watched as Scotland took the men’s title for the second time, while Kenya claimed the women’s crown.
The event also saw workshops organised by Women Win accompany proceedings, which helped empower women from 16 nations.
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 eight trophies: six for the men’s competition and two for the women’s. The Homeless World Cup and Women’s Homeless World Cup trophies are the top prizes, respectively.
WOMEN’S HOMELESS WORLD CUP (LEVEL 1)
The 2011 Women’s Homeless World Cup went to Kenya, who defeated the previous year’s runners up Mexico to lift the trophy.
WOMEN’S PLATE (LEVEL 2)
The Women’s Plate is the second tier trophy and went to Haiti, who beat hosts France for the title.
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 Scotland who have won it for the second time. They defeated Mexico in the final.
MEN’S PLATE (LEVEL 2)
Russia were crowned champions of the Men’s Plate, after overcoming Poland in the final.
MEN’S BOWL (LEVEL 3)
The third tier trophy of the 2011 tournament went to Denmark.
MEN’S GLOBE (LEVEL 4)
This year’s Men’s Globe went to Palestine.
MEN’S SHIELD (LEVEL 5)
The fifth level of the competition was won by India.
THE INSP NETWORKING TROPHY (LEVEL 6)
The International Network of Street Papers Trophy is the sixth level in the men’s tournament, and it went to Romania.