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Day 3 at The Homeless World Cup

22 September; Author: World Cup Willy

Scorchio! Not a cloud in the sky and not ideal weather of the Germans and Kiwis who both wear black. Temperatures went into the 30s and sun tan lotion was applied liberally to keep the burn away.

Today was another full day of football, finishing after 5pm as the sun set. The first group matches are now complete and the next stage will kick off tomorrow. No one is eliminated from the tournament at this point, as the teams are filtered into groups reflecting their own ability. That means more football for everyone and more opportunities for the teams to experience something special.

Hopefully more photos will follow shortly, as soon as I can tie up USB sticks with internet availability.

Highlight of the day? The bond between the Mexican guys´ and girls´ teams and the support shown for all nations by others.

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What is this all about?

This is all about creating new futures for people ... through football. It's simple! And more than 500 people from across the world will have the opportunity by taking part in the 2010 Homeless World Cup. The event raises awareness of homelessness globally and drives people to change their lives with new health, jobs, homes, families and more. If you'd like to sponsor me, please click here.

Who am I?

I'm Wil, a football fan ... and now a volunteer at the 2010 Homeless World Cup. I've taken on the challenge of volunteering for the 2010 Homeless World Cup to combine my passion for football with a desire to help others. I'll be getting my hands dirty at the event, helping in a whole range of ways (lugging around equipment, directing teams, talking to the press, compiling results, writing blogs and more). It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved and to make a difference to so many other people's lives.