Ireland Homeless Team's bid for glory

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Ireland Homeless Team's bid for glory

Ireland will be in Quarter Final action today at the Homeless World Cup as they compete in the Glyndwr Cup section of the competition.
2nd Aug 2019

The Boys in Green will play Norway as they look to end their tournament on a high.

The Irish side had qualified from the Group 1 phase with victories over the Netherlands, Italy, South Korea and Sweden.

The second group stage of the tournament saw Ireland miss out on qualification losing to two of the tournament favourites Mexico and Chile but sealing a solid win over Hungary 5-4.

Speaking about the tournament, Team Organiser Sean Kavanagh said: “We started the tournament strongly and have given it our all. In a few of the games that we have lost it has been by the odd goal which shows how close we have been in terms of quality. 

“The aim now is to go out there and hopefully bring a trophy back to Ireland.”

Homeless World Cup Results:

Group 1
Netherlands 2-12 Ireland
South Korea 3-8 Ireland
Ireland 5-3 Italy
Ireland 5-2 Sweden
South Africa 6-5 Ireland

Group 2
Mexico 6-2 Ireland
Hungary 4-5 Ireland
Chile 7-1 Ireland
Ireland 5-6 Ireland
Ireland 5-8 Costa Rica

02/08: Ireland v Norway 
02/08: Semi Final/3rdplace play-off