Team India tackle Homeless World Cup in Glasgow

Two teams from India have travelled to Scotland to take part in this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow.

Working with Street Soccer Scotland, Slumsoccer selected a team of boys and girls from different slums across India to take part in the tournament from 10-16 July.

Players came together from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur and Chennai to compete, the boys team finished 24th, their highest ever place in the competition and the girls team finished 7th.

Andy Hook, Development Manager at Street Soccer Scotland, said: “Team India loved their time in Scotland and made many friends both locally and internationally, the whole experience was life changing for them, they return home heroes and will continue their involvement as coaches and leaders in their communities.”

The Homeless World Cup saw a total of 64 teams from 52 countries take part in the six day tournament which was staged in George Square in Glasgow.

Started in 2001, The Homeless World Cup has over 70 countries take part in tournaments and helps over 100,000 homeless people each year.

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