...... documentary | Homeless World Cup ......
France and the City of Paris hosted 64 teams, representing homeless competitors from 53 nations all over the world, at the 9th Homeless World Cup in August 2011. Over 500 players united on the Champs-de-Mars, in the shadow of the Eiffel tower, for the week long tournament which uses football to energize homeless people into changing their own lives.
The Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup is supported nationally by Collectif ‘Remise en Jeu’, and Arsène Wenger, Manager of Arsenal Football Club, who is President of the Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup Local Organising Committee. He joins former international professional footballers Emmanuel Petit and Lilian Thuram, as ambassadors of the Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup.
“The Homeless World Cup exists to end homelessness. The impact of this competition is profound. It has engaged over 100,000 homeless people since it started and over 70% of participants have changed their lives for the better. The Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup is an opportunity for homeless people to move from being invisible to stand proud on a global stage, and be the true ambassadors for their country that they are.”