Northern Ireland v Korea Republic

HOMELESS TEAMS ARE SPECIAL GUESTS Northern Ireland’s men’s and women’s Homeless World Cup teams are special guests at this afternoon’s game. Both teams produced excellent performances at the eight-day tournament in Norway last September. The men’s squad made history by finishing 12th overall in the competition, which was their highest finish to date. The team qualified from the group stages and guaranteed a place in the last 16 with a hard fought 4-3 victory over Costa Rica in one of the best games of the tournament. And then another win over Ukraine put Northern Ireland into 12th position. The women’s team also made history as the first women’s team to represent Northern Ireland at the Homeless World Cup. Thanks to victories over USA and Belgium the squad also reached the last 16 of the tournament.

Despite defeats by the Republic of Ireland and Norway, Northern Ireland’s women exceeded all expectations and finished 16th overall. There were 50 countries represented at the 2017 competition. Brazil were the men’s champions and Mexico won the women’s final. Both Northern Ireland teams are run by Street Soccer NI who use the power of football to transform the lives of people who are homeless with support in housing, employability and other areas where they need help. The teams were supported in Norway by East Belfast Mission, Irish FA Foundation, Housing Executive, Belfast City Council, Simon Community NI, North Belfast Housing Association, Belfast Community Sports Development Network and USEL.

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