- FIFPRO and Homeless World Cup have been partners since 2015
- The two-year agreement will renew collaboration between organisations
- FIFPRO encourages its 66 member unions to link up with local grassroots football partners of the Homeless World Cup
The Homeless World Cup and FIFPRO are delighted to continue their collaboration by signing a two-year agreement.
Since 2015, FIFPRO has been an official supporter of the Homeless World Cup, a global organisation that uses football to support people trying to find their way back in society after coping with homelessness, drug or alcohol abuse, or being a refugee.
Next to its donations, FIFPRO encourages its 66 member unions to link up with local grassroots football partners of the Homeless World Cup and support them by donating kits, shoes, balls, financial help, or arranging coaching or workshops.
"For FIFPRO it is a no-brainer to continue our collaboration with the Homeless World Cup,” said FIFPRO General Secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann. “Especially in these challenging times, there are so many people around the world who are in need of a helping hand.
"The Homeless World Cup offers them an opportunity to get their life back on track by using football as a vehicle. We admire these efforts, we support them, and we know that many of our member unions and players appreciate being involved."
In previous years, FIFPRO have also sponsored the FIFPRO Daily Fair Play Awards at the Homeless World Cup, recognising players and teams who display values of fair play and the spirit of the tournament, something FIFPRO aims to continue doing.
Homeless World Cup Co-founder and Chairman Mel Young said: "It is great to renew our partnership. It is more than football that brings the Homeless World Cup and FIFPRO together; we are both committed to standing up for people’s rights and welfare, both on and off the pitch."
The 18th edition of the Homeless World Cup tournament will be held in Sacramento, USA, from 8-15 July.
It will be the first time the Homeless World Cup will be held in the United States. It will also be the first edition of the Homeless World Cup after the Covid-19 pandemic.