Tampere 2020 News

From player stories, team announcements and the tournament draw, to the many ways to get involved in this year’s Homeless World Cup, don’t miss out on the passion and make sure to stay up to date with the lastest Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup news.


Things to do in Tampere

Are you Travelling to Tampere this Summer? Tampere may be a small city, with roughly 235,000 inhabitants, but there is certainly no shortage of things to do. Nestled in nature, with around 200 lakes and ponds in the area, the city lies between lakes Pyhäjärvi and Näsijärvi, so you don’t have to go far to […]

“I don’t want to miss this chance, you know?”

There are many ways and places you meet new people at the Homeless World Cup: on the training pitch, in the food hall, walking to or from the accommodation or venue, or even, it seems, while doing laundry. It was through a conversation about where to source some elusive washing powder as well as how […]

From prison to pavement and beyond

With the announcement some hours before that the 2020 Homeless World Cup would take place in Tampere, Finland, it was appropriate that a major focus of the final day’s debate in the Bevan Tent centred on Finland’s Housing First programme as a tool to reduce long-term homelessness. Introduced my Michael Sheen, and chaired by BBC […]

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 […]