Hundreds of Homeless People Play Street Soccer at the Homeless World Cup in Oslo.

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I first learned about the Homeless World Cup while attending the West Coast Cup back in 2013. Ever since I could only dream about attending. Each year, I watched on social media. I never thought I’d be able to attend! The Homeless World Cup was a bucket list event for me!

Bring Dialog invited me to speak on storytelling at Dialogkonferansen, the largest conference in digital marketing in Scandinavia. The nearest airport just happened to be Olso. I always ask for a few extra days hotel stay to connect with local services. Bring Dialog was very kind to help make that happen. What I didn’t know at the time is that the Homeless World Cup 2017 would be held in Oslo at the same time!

There are no words to express or describe how amazing the Homeless World Cup is. 72 teams of homeless people from 50 different countries come together to play football. Each individual is either homeless or was homeless in the last 12 months! Homelessness and street soccer is what they all have in common!

I also met Mel Young for the very first time. Mel co-founded the Homeless World Cup. Interesting is that the week before Mel blogged about Invisible People.

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Very special thanks to Bring Dialog and Dialogkonferansen.

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