Seoul to host Homeless World Cup

Edwin  - CEO December 18, 2023
Updated 2023/12/19 at 4:23 PM
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Seoul to host 2024 Homeless World Cup
Seoul to host 2024 Homeless World Cup

Joint announcement hands South Korea hosting right


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By Rasheed Adewuyi


The Homeless World Cup Foundation and The Big Issue South Korea today announced that the 2024 Homeless World Cup will take place in Seoul, the first time the Homeless World Cup has been held in Asia since the tournament was introduced in 2003.

The Seoul 2024 Homeless World Cup, set to take place in October next year across 8-days in South Korea’s capital city, marks a significant milestone in the Homeless World Cup’s 20-year history and promises to be a once in a lifetime moment for everyone involved.

The location and dates of the tournament will be announced early in 2024 and this exciting announcement will be welcomed by nearly 70 Homeless World Cup Member Countries across the globe.


The Homeless World Cup is a world class sporting spectacle which has the power to change the lives of participants and shape attitudes towards the global issue of homelessness, using the universal language of football.
Advanced discussions are also in place for the 2025 and 2026 Homeless World Cups after the tournament made an emphatic return in July, the 2023 Sacramento Homeless World Cup, held in California’s state capitol was the first time the event had visited the US.


Mel Young, HWCF President and co-founder, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to confirm our 2024 Homeless Would Cup will be held in Seoul, South Korea and thrilled to be visiting Asia for the first time since the tournament started in 2003.


Sooryul Kim, The Big Issue South Korea President, said: “We are thrilled from the bottom of our hearts to share in the passion and delight of homeless players around the world. We aim to raise awareness in Korean society about homelessness through the Homeless World Cup.

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