We’re just past the half way point of Team Scotland’s Homeless World Cup experience in Sacramento, with the squad progressing to the next round of the tournament.
After the first six games, Scotland will now move in to a group with Denmark and Pakistan to determine which of two trophies they’ll compete for in the final days.
The experience so far has been an important one for our seven players, with the team overcoming challenges, creating bonds with new friends and emphasising the significance of togetherness.
Team Scotland Head Coach, Robbie Wood, highlighted the desire and positive attitude shown across all six fixtures.
“I’m really pleased with how the boys have stepped into this environment and shown the best versions of themselves. We’ve had mixed results against some really strong teams, but we’ve never waivered and that’s credit to how close this group has become.”
With crucial wins over Austria and Union Gospel Mission, the boys now go into their next round of fixtures with confidence. Day five sees a break for Team Scotland with a double header to follow on Thursday 13th July against Denmark and Pakistan.
Each player has taken the captain’s armband for the day and has represented Street Soccer Scotland’s values with pride. Kian, captain for day three, highlighted how special that moment was for him.
“I can’t really sum up how great this has been for me so far. I’ve really enjoyed meeting so many new people from so many different countries. To have the chance to captain Scotland for two games was incredible.”
With all the action live on Homeless World Cup channels and updates from Street Soccer Scotland, you don’t have to miss a kick. Find out more about this group’s Team Scotland journey, online.