Poznan 2013 Homeless World Cup Diary (Day 1)

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This probably doesn’t really count as a day, as I only got here at 6PM and caught the tail end of the last game. It would be easy to wax lyrical about post-soviet brutalist architecture colliding with the ultra modern developments popping up across the city but that’s not really my concern.

Poznan appears to be solely populated by the young, the polite and the beautiful, as do the Halls of the Politechnika Poznanska.

Most of the 60+ teams appearing at the 2013 Homeless World Cup are staying in the University Halls, including Scotland, and myself. Admittedly the accommodation is a bit sparse but there’s an incredible atmosphere around of international collaboration and friendliness that translates on to the pitch as well.

After a close run defeat and an 8-1 thrashing of India, Scotland find themselves in good stead to qualify through to the second group stage to continue competing for the Homeless World Cup with a victory tomorrow.