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Wednesday 24 Jul 2019
Northern Ireland gearing up for Homeless World Cup

The National Football Stadium at Windsor Park today played host to the Northern Ireland players who are counting down to kick-off at the Homeless World Cup. 

Northern Ireland will be represented by male and female squads in Cardiff's Bute Park where the four-a-side tournament runs from Saturday (27 July) until 3 August.

During their time in the Welsh capital, they will face 14 other nations, including Mexico, the United States of America, and the Netherlands.

The event is expected to attract crowds of more than 80,000, with millions more watching online around the globe.

The inspirational week-long street football showcase brings together more than 500 players representing 50-plus countries around the world, all of whom have faced homelessness and social marginalisation.

As part of their send-off, we caught up Northern Ireland coaches ahead of the competition as well as the Irish FA Foundation’s Director of Football Development, Michael Boyd. You can hear what they had to say by clicking on the video above.