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02 March 2015

'I will return to the Homeless World Cup, but as a coach with the next generation of players...who will change their lives for the better too.'

Theng Langeng, 17, played for Team Cambodia in the 2014 Homeless World Cup in Santiago, Chile and won the hearts of all of the spectators watching the England versus Cambodia game. After going down 4-0, Cambodian playmaker—and smallest player in the tournament—Langeng managed to get by his English defender and fire the first Cambodian goal past the keeper.

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14 January 2015

'I got back into football slowly and began to feel I was part of something. I started to believe in myself, understand myself as a person.'

Talented goalie James Traynor represented Ireland at the Homeless World Cup 2014, in Chile. A warm, confident 39-year-old, it is hard to imagine the awkward, insecure child that he was or the troubled addict he became. That he is willing to share his intensely personal journey in order to help others who may be experiencing similar difficulties, is an indication of how much his life has changed in recent years.

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24 October 2014

Backflip into A Bright Future

Goalie James is still astounded at being given the chance to represent his native Ireland at the Homeless World Cup: "Who would have ever thought, the World Cup?!" In his case, this is not just a rhetorical question and there were times when another future seemed impossible to imagine.

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27 October 2014

Chile Win Men's Homeless World Cup

Chile ensured that it was a host double when they comfortably beat Bosnia and Herzegovina in this evening’s final in central Santiago. The men in red (Chile) were dominant throughout and took their chances ensuring a 5 – 2 victory. 

At the final whistle, the stadium erupted with national pride and cheered the Chilean men’s team who were unbeaten throughout the entire tournament.

Chile’s golden boy Ismael Mariqueo, who scored in tonight’s final, surprised the jubilant crowd and his girlfriend with an impromptu marriage proposal that sparked even more cheers from an already ecstatic crowd.

26 October 2014

Chile Win Women's Homeless World Cup 2014

Chile won 4 – 3 in an incredibly tense match which saw both teams being given blue cards – sent off for two minutes. Denise Silva, Chile Women’s Captain, fired the ball low into the net for the championship winning goal. The hosts have consistently played excellent football throughout the entire tournament and fully deserved the trophy.


A ball can change the world

The vision of the Homeless World Cup is to use the power of football to transform the lives of homeless people all over the world. And that vision is becoming a reality in 70 countries - involving hundreds of thousands of players since 2003.

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