The 2013 Homeless World Cup took place in the historic city of Poznan, Poland.
Teams came together from across the globe to celebrate and highlight the year round life changing work of the Homeless World Cup National Partner network. Players from 64 nations arrived in Poland, to be watched by over 30,000 spectators. Brazil were crowned champions in the men’s competition, while Mexico were victorious in the women’s tournament.
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, as the competition breaks into a number of different trophies. Thanks to this breakdown in competitions, the games are exciting and meaningful even on the final day of the tournament. On the last day, every team knows 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.
WOMEN’S HOMELESS WORLD CUP (LEVEL 1)
The Women’s Homeless World Cup trophy is the top prize in the women’s competition. Poznan 2013 saw Mexico crowned women’s champions, after they defeated a strong Chile side in the final.
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THE EQUALITY CUP (LEVEL 2)
The second level of competition was won by England, who defeated neighbours Wales in the final game.
MEN’S HOMELESS WORLD CUP (LEVEL 1)
This is the iconic and original trophy of the Homeless World Cup. It is a symbol of the tournament and has travelled the world for the last 10 years. Brazil were this year’s champions, after they overcame a talented Mexican team in the final.
THE PRESIDENT OF POLAND’S CUP (LEVEL 2)
The President of Poland’s Cup was the second tier trophy at the Poznan Homeless World Cup, and was awarded to the Netherlands.
THE POZNAN CITY CUP (LEVEL 3)
The third tier trophy at this year’s tournament was the Poznan City Cup. It went to Bulgaria who beat Costa Rica to claim the title.
THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR CUP (LEVEL 4)
The tournament’s fourth tier trophy, the Ministry of Labour Cup, was awarded to Belgium.
THE TOLERANCE CUP (LEVEL 5)
Germany were crowned champions of the tournament’s fifth tier trophy at Poznan, the Tolerance Cup.
THE INSP TROPHY (LEVEL 6)
The sixth level of men’s trophy is named after the International Network of Street Papers. It was at an INSP conference in 2001 that Homeless World Cup co-founders Mel Young and Harald Schmied first came up with the idea for the tournament. Finland were the winners of the 2013 INSP Trophy..