2016 Homeless WC: Nigeria joins 50 countries in Glasgow


Nigeria will be joining 50 other countries in the summer of this year in Glasgow, Scotland to play at the 14th edition of the renowned annual Homeless World Cup.

The tournament will take place in the heart of Glasgow, on George Square, which for the duration of the seven day event will be, “the most inspiring place on the planet.”

George Square will be converted into an outdoor street football venue for the event, with three purpose built pitches with seating. Up to 100,000 of spectators are expected to attend the tournament, which will start on Sunday 10 July and run until Saturday 16 July. Entry is free every day, and tickets are not required.

Glasgow 2016 was publicly launched on Monday as the location of the 2016 Homeless World Cup and the city is very excited to welcome you and your teams in July!

Glasgow 2016 will be organised by the Homeless World Cup with the support of Glasgow City and the Scottish Government and in attendance during the launch were Homeless World Cup Ambassador and captain of Celtic and the National Scotland Team, Scott Brown, Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor Archie Graham, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn MSP, Scotland National Team Assistant Manager & Motherwell FC manager Mark McGhee and many more football dignitaries were there to celebrate and support the launch.