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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 […]


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 […]

Welsh photographer to explore homelessness through the lens of the HWC

Welsh photographer Paul John Roberts is inviting the public to a special preview event for the new Ffotogallery exhibition One Match, from 6pm on Friday 26 July 2019 at 29 Castle St, Cardiff, CF10 1BT. Roberts has been following the progress of Wales’ players and trainers in the build-up to the event, capturing the trials, […]

Cardiff school gets two very special visitors ahead of the Homeless World Cup

On Thursday the dragon mascot who will be entertaining football fans at the forthcoming Homeless Word Cup in Cardiff paid a special visit to meet the school boy who won a competition to name it. Flame, the Homeless World Cup mascot, was accompanied by his good friend, actor and activist Michael Sheen, one of the […]

Michael Sheen shares favourite goals ahead of Cardiff’s Homeless World Cup

A goal. We all have a favourite. Remember exactly where we were when it hit the net, who we were with, how we felt. At the Homeless World Cup, a goal can change a person’s life forever. The 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup will take place in Cardiff’s iconic Bute Park in 10 […]

Big names playing Homeless World Cup

Manics’ frontman James Dean Bradfield, The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances-White, Charlotte Church, Sara Pascoe and Shreds among big names playing Homeless World Cup Debate on issues from street homelessness to compassion at free festival of much more than football A host of big names from the music and entertainment worlds have been announced in […]

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