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Homeless World Cup Paris 2011 in photos

PSP photographer Nicolae Stoian, who covered the 2010 Homeless World Cup in Brazil, has just returned from Paris where he covered the 2011 Homeless World Cup. Over 300 street soccer matches were played by 64 national teams of homeless men and women players. Kenya’s women’s team defeated Mexico’s women’s team 4–3 in the women’s final while Scotland defeated Mexico 4–3 in the men’s final. Here’s a look at what Nicolae saw.

USA vs Mexico

Chile vs CzechNigeria’s team dance before the game

England vs Nigeria

Japan’s team before the game

Japan supporters

France vs Denmark

Scotland’s women’s team vs Kenya’s women’s team

Brazil getting ready for the game against Scotland

Brazil vs Scotland

Brazil vs Scotland

Costa Rica vs Portugal

Mexico supporters

Mexico’s women’s team prepare to take the field

Kenya vs Mexico before the Homeless World Cup women’s final

Mexico women vs Kenya women

Kenya’s  keeper making the save

Kenya vs Mexico—the agony of defeat

Ukraine vs Argentina

Romania vs Finland

Kenya vs Brazil

Mexico vs Kenya

Emmanuel Petit at Homeless World Cup 2011. The French footballer played his club football for Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea

Brazil vs Mexico in the semifinal

Mexico’s keeper makes a save

Mexico’s keeper celebrating victory over Brazil

Kenya vs Scotland in the semifinal

Kenya ‘s team at half time game against Scotland

Scotland’s keeper making a save in the final against Mexico

The Mexico team is consoled by spectators after Scotland’s victory in the final

Scotland, winners of the 2011 Homeless World Cup

For a look at Nicolae’s photo essays from the 2010 Homeless World Cup, click here and here.


  1. Great pictures, Nicolae!!!

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