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Student cycles 2,000 miles to Euros to support Northern Irish Homeless World Cup team

Northern Irish football fan Stephen Collins raised more than £3,000 to help Street Soccer NI compete in this year’s Homeless World Cup – by cycling to his home squad’s fixtures at Euro 2016.

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Street paper vendors among hundreds of Homeless World Cup players heading to Glasgow

The Homeless World Cup kicks off in Glasgow on Sunday – we caught up with some of the players who are also street paper vendors.

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In photos: Tears, triumphs – and luchadors – at the Homeless World Cup

Experience the drama of the Homeless World Cup’s first few days.

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Designer boost for Homeless World Cup from social business T-shirt firm

Homeless World Cup fans can now display their support for the tournament, whilst raising money to support its work, with designer T-shirts from social business Hopeful Traders. PLUS! Find out what the tournament will look like in Glasgow.

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Homeless World Cup Glasgow: full draw revealed ahead of 2016 contest

This summer, over 500 players from 52 nations will gather in Glasgow for the 14th Homeless World Cup – but who will they be up against? Check out the full draw for the “life-changing” tournament.

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Colin Farrell makes surprise visit to Homeless World Cup

Hollywood actor, Homeless World Cup Ambassador and street paper fan Colin Farrell made a surprise visit to the 2015 Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam to show his support and cheer on his home nation, Ireland.

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Homeless World Cup to be held in Glasgow this July

64 teams, representing 51 countries, are expected to compete in George Square, in the heart of Glasgow – and just round the corner from INSP HQ!

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“The Homeless World Cup gave me ambition back in my life”

Scottish Homeless World Cup star Stephanie has beaten addiction & homelessness to play for her country. She’s competed in front of thousands of fans, including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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The future’s bright, the future’s orange for 2015 Homeless World Cup hosts

Before the 2015 Homeless World Cup kicks off in Amsterdam next week, INSP caught up with goalkeeper Jasper Lamboo and coach René van Rijswijk to find out how street soccer is changing lives across The Netherlands.

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“Aussie team spirit” for Big Issue’s Socceroos at Homeless World Cup

In the midst of the tournament, we learn how The Big Issue Australia helped seven players bring the infectious “Aussie team spirit” to the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow. The experience has already rendered goalkeeper Shannon “speechless”.

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Former Homeless World Cup players take over as referees

For the first time, former players will be swapping footballs for whistles as they return to the pitch in Amsterdam for the 2015 Homeless World Cup – thanks to the organisation’s new referee course.

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Homeless World Cup Legacy Project: “It has completely turned my life around”

A year on from the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow, the tournament is still changing lives. The Legacy Project has helped event volunteers – all of whom had experience of homelessness or substance abuse issues – to continue improving their skills and confidence through sport. INSP met volunteer John Mooney, who is now a tennis coach.

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New Homeless World Cup award celebrates spirit of sportsmanship

Sweden’s Jannike Lindahl has become the first Homeless World Cup player to receive the FIFPro Fair Play Award during the 2015 tournament in Amsterdam.

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“This is a strong symbol” Greece win INSP Trophy at Homeless World Cup

There were euphoric and emotional scenes in Amsterdam today when Greece beat Switzerland to lift the INSP Trophy at the Homeless World Cup. We spoke to them after the victory.

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Free haircuts for players puts Homeless World Cup a cut above

Players at the Homeless World Cup received free haircuts after they came off the pitch in Amsterdam this week from Dutch ‘Homeless Barber’ Ryan Wooter.

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Homeless World Cup: Team Scotland gunning for a third gold

Can the Scottish Homeless World Cup team make it a hat-trick of victories at this year’s Homeless World Cup? We visited them to find out.

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Greek street paper vendor ready to fight for Homeless World Cup INSP Trophy

A team from Greece, which includes vendors for Greek street paper, Shedia, will compete for a trophy sponsored by INSP (International Network of Street Papers) at the Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam today. We spoke to vendor Stella about how Shedia and football have changed her life.

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“INSP gave birth to the Homeless World Cup”

The Homeless World Cup will always be closely linked to the street paper movement, says founder of the competition Mel Young.

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Mexico double winners at 2015 Homeless World Cup

Sombreros soared into the sky in Amsterdam when the men’s and women’s teams from Mexico claimed a double victory at the 2015 Homeless World Cup. But while two champions were crowned, over 600 players were winners.

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News from INSP partner – Homeless World Cup

A ball can change the world 48 nations announced for the Milan 2009 Homeless World Cup Set in the heart of one of the most football passionate cities in the world 6-13 September 2009 20 […]

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Swedish Homeless World Cup goalie: “Selling Faktum made my day meaningful”

At the Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam, Swedish goalkeeper Jasmin tells INSP how selling the street paper Faktum in Gothenburg helped her pay for housing and stay clean from drugs.

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INSP at the Homeless World Cup

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamiltonmeeting Mel Young and some of the players This year’s Homeless World Cup took place in Milan from the 6th to the 13th of September. Ukraine were crowned this year’s champions […]

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Homeless World Cup 2015 draw made in Amsterdam

The draw for the 13th Homeless World Cup was held yesterday in a packed room in the Amsterdam Arena, home of the Netherlands’ most successful football club, AFC Ajax.

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A small nation with a big heart wins over fans at the Homeless World Cup

While they might not have made a massive impact on the scoreboard, Grenada has won over players, fans and staff from the beginning with their infections energy and enthusiasm.