The Poznan 2013 Homeless World Cup will take place in Poland from August 10th to August 18th but teams taking part are already getting ready. From all around the world, Homeless World Cup's partners are already selecting the players that will represent their countries and training hard. Here are a few examples of what they are doing:
League of Change in Indonesia
The League of Change is a National Street Football Tournament for disadvantaged communities in Indonesia. Each men’s team had to include four players with AIDS and four players from the urban poor, while each women’s team hadto include four players with AIDS or from the urban poor. The remaining players were members of the general public.This year's tournament involved women for the first time bringing all together 13 teams from 9 major provinces in Indonesia. It also served as a selection to pick Indonesian players to play at the 2013 Homeless World Cup in Poznan, Poland and took place between March 10th to 12th.
Team Croatia, already selected and getting ready!
The preparations for the Poznan 2013 Homeless World Cup have started for Croatia, in the small town of Novi Vinodolski near Rijeka. This year's team is made of players from Rijeka, Zadar, Zagreb and Split. In April, the team will also travel to Doboj, Bosnia & Herzegovina where they will be hosted by Homeless World Cup's partner Emmaus IFS to play in a tournament with the Bosnian, Austrian and Slovenian national teams.
Les Bleus getting ready in France
The Tournoi de la Solidarité (Solidarity Tournament) will be the opportunity to select the players that will take part in the Poznan 2013 Homeless World Cup. Many organisations from all corners of the country have been invited to send players, men or women, to take part in this one day event. Collectif La Boussole, the Homeless World Cup's official partner in France, is expecting around 300 players at the end of April.
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