Glasgow to host Homeless World Cup

Grenada vs Ireland at a previous Homeless World Cup
Grenada vs Ireland at a previous Homeless World Cup

The 2016 Homeless World Cup will take place in Glasgow, it’s been announced this week. Matches will be held in George Square in the city centre.

This year the competition will be contested by 64 teams from 51 countries.

The tournament was last hosted in Scotland in 2005, when it took place in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. It will begin on Sunday, 10th July and run until the following Saturday.

The Homeless World Cup is an annual football tournament organised by the Homeless World Cup organisation, a social organization which advocates the end of homelessness through the sport of football.

Brazil lift the cup.

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The organisation puts together an annual football tournament where teams of homeless people from different countries compete.

The defending champions are Mexico, who won in Amsterdam in 2015.

It’s hoped the tournament can attract around 100,000 spectators over the course of the competition.