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'Homeless World Cup' event organizers use soccer as a tool to highlight homelessness

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Soccer as a Tool to Highlight Homelessness

For the past 12 years, the Homeless World Cup has used soccer to bring awareness and support to homeless communities around the world. 54 teams from 42 countries are using the abbreviated soccer matches to interact with homeless and facilitate solutions.

The organizers aim to use the event to encourage homeless youth to get an education, connect better with their families, and seek better housing options. The first event of this kind was held in 2003 in Austria and this year's 2014 event is being held in Santiago, Chile until October 26th.

'Ebola!' chants at HS soccer match lead coaches to resign after violent ending:

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Ibrahim Toumkara, 16, moved to the U.S. only three years ago. (WPVI)
Toumkara (10) dribbles the ball among three Northampton players. (Lehigh Valley Live/Express Times)
Nazareth Area High School coach Edward Bachert, who is also a local police chief and Toumkara's legal guardian, resigned after the match. (WPVI)
Toumkara (10) surges forward with the ball. (Lehigh Valley Live/Express Times)
A front view of Nazareth Area High School. (WPVI)
Joseph Kovalchik, Northampton Area Superintendent, says the students found to have violated the school's code of conduct will be disciplined. (WPVI)
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