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FOOTBALL legends have given their backing to the Homeless World Cup Foundation’s first ever virtual World Cup Day.

The star-studded line up of commentary includes Michail Antonio, Nuno Gomes, Steffen Freund, Karen Carney, John Collins, Terry Angus, and Jason Lee, who will all take part in the event on 5 July.

The panel will join host David Tanner in re-living some of the best games in previous Homeless World Cup tournaments held in Glasgow, Mexico City and Cardiff.

Foundation Chair, Mel Young said:

“It is fantastic to have such high-profile football stars involved in our event and giving us their support.

“Cancelling the Tournament meant we lost more than a sporting event. We lost the stage in which we showcase the power of football to inspire and change lives. HWCDay will reclaim that stage and bring people from all over the world together in one single cause; to end homelessness.

“This virtual event on what would have been our finals day will help us relive some of the great sporting moments that make the Homeless World Cup so special.

“We are looking for as many people as possible to join in on the day and as with all of our tournaments it is free for anyone to access. You can sign up to take your seat through our website.”

Find out how to #TakeYourSeat and be part of the fun on 5 July by visiting

Homeless World Cup Day aims to highlight the work of the organisation and its partners as it continues with its mission to combat homelessness through football. Combining creative talent and various digital media, the event will also showcase players stories, engaging talks and fun challenges for people wanting to participate from all over the world.