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The inaugral Homeless World Cup kicks off today in the Austrian city of Graz when 144 homeless footballers representing 18 different countries parade in the opening ceremony before competition begins tomorrow for the title.
LONDON (Reuters) - As more than 500 soccer players gather in Mexico City next week for the 16th Homeless World Cup, the tournament will take place against the backdrop of the death last month of its co-founder Harald Schmied at the age of 50.
A 19-year-old homeless man confessed to sawing the arms off a bronze statue of Pele and selling them to a scrap metal yard, police said on Thursday.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says he will donate all money made from his testimonial season to help the homeless in the North West city.
PETALING JAYA: Kelantan, already down on their luck, are staring at a fifth straight defeat in the Super League when they takeon KL Plus FC at the KL Football Stadium in Cheras tonight.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Several thousand demonstrators marched peacefully in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to demand more low income housing for residents they say were displaced to make way for a World Cup stadium.
KUALA LUMPUR: For any football team, the presence of fans surely adds extra zing for the players to perform better.
SINGAPORE: Diving has contributed eight gold medals at this SEA Games. Yet the national divers may return home with no venue to train in after this.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For Sao Paulo's most popular football team, the World Cup has provided a new home after 100 years playing in rented stadiums. Thousands of neighbours, however, say it has left them homeless.