Mexico champion of the Homeless World Cup 2019 in women’s and men’s categories
The Mexican representatives, in both the women’s and the men’s category, won the title of the Homeless World Cup 2019, which was held in Cardiff, Wales.
With these triumphs, Mexico again shows that it is a powerhouse in the Homeless World Cup, since the women’s representation added its seventh title in the competition, while the combined men’s won its fourth trophy.
In the first final of the day, the women’s selection beat Peru with a score of 6-0, to successfully defend the title won in the previous edition. The result meant a fifth consecutive championship and a total of seven, after the conquests in Mexico 2012, Poznan 2013, Amsterdam 2015, Glasgow 2016, Oslo 2017 and Mexico 2018.
In the men’s category, Mexico overcame Chile in the final 5-1. This result meant the fourth title: Amsterdam 2015, Glasgow 2016, Mexico 2018 and Cardiff 2019.
Our country was represented on this occasion by players from the States of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Chihuahua, México, Morelos, Nuevo León, Puebla, Veracruz and Yucatán, who participated in the state and national tournaments ‘De la Calle a la Cancha’ (From the Street to the Court) held all over Mexico by TELMEX-Telcel Foundation.
‘De la Calle a la Cancha’ of TELMEX-Telcel Foundation, and Homeless World Cup are initiatives directed toward youth in vulnerable situations, offering them a real opportunity to excel through sports and their values, so that they can become members of society from a better perspective for their growth and development.
With information from Marca Claro.
Photos of FB Fundación Telmex-Telcel.