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Day six at the Homeless World Cup Cardiff 2019

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Day six at the Homeless World Cup Cardiff 2019

Nearly a week underway and the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff has been nothing short of exciting, educational, and inspirational.

In the final day of matches before the knockout stages of the Homeless World Cup the action was really heating up across all three pitches in Cardiff.

Men’s Competition:

Today saw the end of Stage 2, with teams now placed to play for one of six trophies during the next and final stage.

In an extremely tight affair in Group A between Mexico & Chile, Chile pulled it back from being 3-1 down within 2 minutes to 4-4 by the final whistle. They would then defeat the holders in a penalty shoot-out to leapfrog Mexico to first place in Group A.

Men’s Group B saw a close affair as in the final minutes of Scotland v France the scores were level at 6-6. However much to the dismay of the Scottish side, France scored a late equaliser in injury time to keep Scotland at the bottom of Group B.

The top two teams in Group C – Portugal and Egypt – faced off against each other on Thursday afternoon. When it was all said and done the game finished 4-4 and Portugal eventually won 3-2 on penalties.

In the Men’s Group G, India and Northern Ireland battled for the top spot in the group. The game was neck-and-neck throughout and a disallowed goal prevented India from going in front but they would then win on penalties to secure first place in the group.

Host team Wales came fourth in their group thus earning a place to fight for the second level trophy, the Cardiff Cup.

Women’s Competition

In the Women’s competition, two unbeaten teams – Chile and Romania – met in a top of the table clash in Group B. In a back-and-forth affair, Romania came out on top, winning 6-5 and securing their place at the top of the table.

Host team Wales will play tomorrow to gain a place in the semi-final for the second level trophy, the Celtic Cup.

For the full results from day six visit the Homeless World Cup website:

Off the pitch

The Bevan Tent

At 3pm the first ever screening of Cai’s Story took place in the Bevan Tent. Cai’s Story is a short film designed to raise awareness of the very real threat of homelessness for many LGBTQ+ young people.

The Bevan Tent was full, and following the screening a young man called Rudy Harris, who became homeless after having problems with his family due to his sexuality, spoke about his experiences on stage. He was joined by Michael Sheen, as well as the film’s director Tudur Owen.

The event also included an update from End Youth Homelessness Cymru on the findings of a forthcoming report into LGBTQ+ youth homelessness.

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Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:40