Homeless World Cup

The Homeless World Cup is an international event that brings together more than 450 players from 40+ countries for a week-long street soccer tournament.


The Street Socceroos are a team of players chosen from The Big Issue Community Street Soccer Program to represent Australia at the Homeless World Cup.

In 2023 the Street Socceroos represented Australia at the tournament in Sacramento, California They showed great skill, teamwork and sportsmanship, and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.

In 2008 we proudly hosted the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, bringing together more than 50 national teams for a week of competition. We intend to bid to host the Homeless World Cup again in 2026, stay tuned for updates!



Kicking Goals

“We got along really well, we communicated. It was just great team spirit with the players and coaches. I think the World Cup really helped me to decide what to do, because a lot of players from different countries have gone through really terrible times. They were good people – and I’d like to study something that will help others.”

2019 Street Socceroos player, Nik.

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