Another successful Homeless World Cup for Cambodian football team!

The 15th edition of the Homeless World Cup took place from August 29 until September 5, at the iconic Rådhusplassen, The City Hall Square, between Oslo City Hall and Oslo Fjord in Oslo, Norway.

Norway's Homeless World Cup’s partner is the Salvation Army, who hosted the event. As long time partners, the Salvation Army has been responsible for the national street football team since 2005 and has taken a team to eleven tournaments. 

Team Cambodia were drawn in Group C for the first stage alongside reigning champions Mexico, South Korea, Germany, Italy and Romania.

The lads got off to a great start with a 7-5 victory over South Korea, followed by an incredible 5-3 win over football giants Germany! A very tight game against an excellent Italy team went down to the last kick of the game and we were unfortunate to lose 5-4.

Next up came a 9-1 thrashing from Mexico and a 10-2 beating by Romania but nevertheless it was a very respectable showing.

Stage 2 pitted us against Finland, Scotland, South Korea and Hungary. An excellent 4-2 win over Finland was followed by a 6-0 defeat to Scotland and a 5-0 defeat to Hungary. A comfortable 5-1 victory over South Korea put Cambodia into the Globe Trophy to play for the spots between 33rd and 40th in the tournament.

The quarter final against Czech Republic was an outstanding performance and resulted in a commanding 6-5 victory and a match against Israel in the semi-final.

An excellent 6-1 win over Israel, gave the team the chance to retain the Mens Globe Trophy but faced a Germany side looking for revenge for their first stage defeat. A close game ended in a 5-3 win for the Germans. Unlucky lads, great effort to finish 34th overall.


Day 1
Cambodia 7 South Korea 5

Day 2
Cambodia 5 Germany 3
Cambodia 4 Italy 5

Day 3
Cambodia 1 Mexico 9
Cambodia 2 Romania 10

Day 4
Cambodia 4 Finland 2

Day 5
Cambodia 0 Scotland 6
Cambodia 0 Hungary 5

Day 6
Cambodia 5 South Korea 1

Day 7
Cambodia 6 Czech Republic 5
Cambodia 6 Israel 0

Day 8
Cambodia 3 Germany 5

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