The Homeless World Cup Creates Purpose And Happiness
Every year, the Homeless World Cup Foundation delivers an inspirational week-long street football tournament that brings together more than 500 players representing 50+ countries around the world, all of which have faced homelessness and social marginalization.
Competing in a purpose-built stadium in the heart of the host city, the players represent their country and unite in celebration. The annual tournament frequently attracts crowds of more than 80,000 with millions more watching online around the world.
Homelessness can force people into isolation, which affects their ability to share, communicate, and work with others.
When a person who is homeless gets involved in football, they build relationships; they become teammates who learn to trust and share. They have a responsibility to attend training sessions and games, to be on time, and to be prepared to participate.