Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Homeless World Cup: Rio and Paris win 2010 and 2011 Homeless World Cup bids

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is confirmed as the host city for the 2010 Homeless World Cup. Copacabana beach will be the official venue uniting nations from all 5 continents as players stand proud and demonstrate to the world the power of football to change lives in September next year.

Rio will hand over to Paris, France in 2011 with a venue adjacent to the Eiffel Tower while Poznan is a surprise announcement as the winner of the 2013 Homeless World Cup.

Mel Young, President, Homeless World Cup, said: “Rio is the perfect location to host the 2010 Homeless World Cup. Brazil is the home of football with many of its star players rising from the streets of Brazil to the global football stage. With the infrastructure created to host the world's greatest sporting events and government and businesses committed to using football for real, lasting social change, we are impressed by the impact the Homeless World Cup will generate for Rio, Brazil and the rest of the world.

"We are excited to see the Homeless World Cup and its impact travel from Milan in 2009 to Rio in 2010 and then Paris, with the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop in 2011. This is an incredible journey for the Homeless World Cup that will clearly demonstrate football is changing the world."

Source: Homeless World Cup Organisation
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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