04 January 2012
Chile will kick off 2012 with an extraordinary football event.
On January 7th an unprecedented sporting event will take place in the bay of Valparaiso as for the first time in Chile football matches will be played on the deck of a military ship.
Organised by ‘Fútbol Calle’, the Homeless World Cup national partner in Chile, a day of football will take place aboard the ‘Lieutenant Montt’ which is an active vessel of the Chilean Navy.
Two matches will take place with a Navy team taking on the winners of the 2011 Chilean Fútbol Calle Cup before the Chile Homeless World Cup team begin preparations for México City 2012 as they face an all-star professional team.
The event will be broadcast on national television and is supported by the Cecilia Morel, the First Lady of Chile and an ambassador of Fútbol Calle.
With this historic event Fútbol Calle begin a new season of grassroots football programmes which have grown steadily since the organisation partnered with the Homeless World Cup in 2006.
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