The competition for the opportunity to join Team Ireland on the journey to Glasgow for this year’s Homeless World Cup 2016 was fierce, with players from Irish Homeless Street League competing for the chance to represent their country.
And it is looks like the right team for the job was picked as Team Ireland went up against Lithuania in their first match of the competition, which ended (4-4) and led to a penalty shootout win for team Ireland against Lithuania.
Team Ireland then Powered through their two group matches against Group favorites Bulgaria which ended 11-4 and the USA which also ended with Ireland winning 13-3.
It has been an impressive attacking display from Team Ireland so far, which has literally blew all their opponents away.
Thus far it would be unfair to single out any individual player as the whole squad have been so impressive, so much so that the team Ireland coach, Thomas Morgan was able to change his selections for each game without it affecting the balance of the team.
Team Ireland Goalkeeper John Farrell has put in a solid performance throughout each game and with all of the team Ireland players scoring in this unique 4 aside Street Soccer World Cup tournament, it is looking ever more likely that team Ireland will do an amazing job this year.
Sport4Development Ireland salutes all the players taking part in this years World Cup tournament.
Go Team Ireland.
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Edited & Published on 12/7/16 by Mark McCluskey