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I feel like we don’t talk about homelessness enough. We put the people who we pass in the street out of our minds, because that means we don’t have to confront the fact that any of us are a series of bad accidents from disasters.

Every year, the Homeless World Cup Foundation delivers an inspirational week-long street football tournament that brings together more than 450 players representing 40+ countries around the world, all of which have faced homelessness and social marginalisation. The tournament attracts more than 80,000 visitors each year with millions more following the action online.

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. Get involved and support this amazing organization.

Art by the super talented sport artist Davide Barco.

Source: Homeless World Cup Foundation