First Minister visits Homeless World Cup

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon poses with Scotland's mens and womans team player and coaches
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon poses with Scotland’s mens and womans teams players and coaches

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attended the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow yesterday.

Hosted by Homeless World Cup founder Mel Young, Ms Sturgeon took in Scotland’s games against Grenada (men) and the Netherlands (women), before posing for a special team picture with both the Scotland squads.

Scotland men defeated Grenada 4-3 and the women secured an 8-5 win.

The Homeless World Cup has got off to a spectacular start with over 20,000 fans attending in the first two days of the tournament.

And viewers watching from all over the world after the first two days, now number a staggering quarter of a million (250,000) viewers across, YouTube, EverSport, STV and Unilad.

Mel Young, President & Co-Founder, Homeless World Cup, said: “Our players are the most amazing ambassadors for humanity, and so it was wonderful that the First Minister was able to join us.

“We saw two spectacular games, including a last-minute winner in the men’s tournament, as well as a resounding victory for Scotland in the second.

“But more importantly we saw the spirit of the Homeless World Cup, the camaraderie between players, and a crowd brimming with enthusiasm. It was a special day!”

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