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Thanks for your interest in the Homeless World Cup. We do what we can to assist the media in telling the story of our work, our organisation, our partners and—most importantly—our players.

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For more in-depth information about the issue of homelessness globally, see our Global Homelessness Statistics page.

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Press Releases

HOME FIXTURES – COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES RELEASED TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS OF HOMELESS WORLD CUP

AN ANTHOLOGY of short stories by some of the world’s best-selling authors has been launched today, Thursday 2 July, to raise awareness of the Homeless World Cup Foundation. Edited by Val McDermid, HOME FIXTURES brings together writers as diverse as Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Jackie Kay and Nick Hornby. The two dozen contributions focus on […]

SCOTLAND’S FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON AND MICHAEL SHEEN TO KICK-OFF PANELS FOR HWC DAY

THE FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND NICOLA STURGEON will join a panel alongside Hollywood actor Michael Sheen where they will talk about bringing together leadership to put an end to homelessness. The discussion will be facilitated by Mel Young, MBE, founder of the Homeless World Cup and will be the first of three debate sessions about […]

FOOTBALL LEGENDS JOIN SUPPORT FOR HOMELESS WORLD CUP DAY

FOOTBALL LEGENDS JOIN SUPPORT FOR HOMELESS WORLD CUP DAY FOOTBALL legends have given their backing to the Homeless World Cup Foundation’s first ever virtual World Cup Day. The star-studded line up of commentary includes Michail Antonio, Nuno Gomes, Steffen Freund, Karen Carney, John Collins, Terry Angus, and Jason Lee, who will all take part in […]

HOMELESS WORLD CUP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME AND HOST FOR FIRST EVER VIRTUAL HOMELESS WORLD CUP DAY

HOMELESS WORLD CUP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME AND HOST FOR FIRST EVER VIRTUAL HOMELESS WORLD CUP DAY  Introducing Homeless World Cup: REWIND  The first ever Homeless World Cup Day is set to see a selection of classic games aired from previous Homeless World Cups featuring punditry from current and former professional footballers. Host for the day […]

Homeless World Cup Day Foundation plans virtual global event to raise awareness of homelessness

HOMELESS WORLD CUP FOUNDATION PLANS VIRTUAL GLOBAL EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HOMELESSNESS   ORGANISERS of the Homeless World Cup have unveiled plans to host a virtual global event this summer. The annual tournament was due to take place in Tampere, Finland this year but had to be cancelled due to the impact of Coronavirus […]

Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup Cancelled

Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup Cancelled Due to Covid-19 Outbreak Friday, March 20, 2020 We are extremely sad to announce that the Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup is cancelled. Unfortunately, the risks associated with the widespread virus COVID-19, and the uncertainty in travel restrictions as well as disruption to the activities of our Street Football […]

Social Entrepreneurs Have Improved 622 Million Lives: Schwab Foundation Report

· Social entrepreneurs with the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship have improved the lives of more than 622 million people in 190 countries · New report highlights other key impacts including: social entrepreneurs distributing $6.7 billion in loans or value of products and services; mitigating more than 192 million tonnes of CO2; improving education for […]

HOMELESS WORLD CUP SCORES WITH FUTURE HOSTS

The Homeless World Cup Foundation, organisers of the inspirational Homeless World Cup, is delighted to announce that its first ever formal host city bidding process has received a record-breaking 57 expressions of interest from potential host cities around the world. The charity launched the bidding process to find future host cities for the 2021, 2022, […]

Tampere, Finland to host the 2020 Homeless World Cup

Tampere, Finland will play host to the 18th edition of the Homeless World Cup, which will take place in late June 2020. More than 500 players will travel to Finland’s second largest city to play in the week-long football festival that harnesses the power of sport to transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness and […]

The Homeless World Cup arrives in Wales

Almost 500 players from close to 50 nations have arrived in the Welsh capital to compete in a football tournament unlike any other The 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup has arrived in Wales. The week-long event begins in Cardiff’s iconic Bute Park tomorrow (Saturday 27th July) and continues until Saturday August 3rd 2019. Almost […]

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