The Tournament

Every year, we deliver an inspirational week-long street football tournament. Our event brings together more than 450 players from 40+ countries around the world. These players have faced homelessness and social marginalisation.

The tournament attracts thousands of visitors each year with millions more following online.

Impact of the Tournament

A survey conducted on players during the Homeless World Cup found:

94%
Say the Homeless World Cup Positively impacted their lives
83%
Improved social relations with family and firends
77%
Changed lives significantly because of their involvement in football
71%
Continue to play the sport

Cardiff 2019

The 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup took place in Cardiff’s iconic Bute Park, right at the heart of the Welsh Capital, from July 27-August 3.

More than 500 players representing over 50 countries travelled to Wales to attend the week-long festival of football. It proved to be one of the most inspiring Homeless World Cup tournaments yet.

Previous Tournaments

The first Homeless World Cup took place in Graz in 2003. The Austrian city welcomed 144 players form 18 countries.

Since then, the tournament has traveled to 15 different cities across the world. It has grown to accommodate 64+ teams and more than 500 players.

Over the years, the Homeless World Cup has grown into a significant international event. While the format of the event and game itself remain basically the same, every Homeless World Cup is unique.

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