Scotland won the fifth Homeless World Cup as they defeated Poland 9-3 in Copenhagen.
The Scottish team triumphed in the final on Saturday to follow in the footsteps of Austria, two-time winners Italy and Russia in lifting the trophy. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented the cup in the Danish capital's Town Hall Square and after the ceremony, Scotland coach David Duke said: "After changing my own life through football and the Homeless World Cup, it is just great that I can help others do the same. To take Scotland to victory is just superb."
Around 500 players from 48 countries took part in the UEFA-sponsored four-a-side event over the last week, with Eric Cantona and referee Kim Milton Nielson both supporting the tournament by making personal appearances. Since 1999, UEFA has been reinvesting fines imposed in UEFA competitions for specific purposes such as humanitarian aid, social and educational projects. The Homeless World Cup receives UEFA backing because it has a strong link with football, has a set of clearly defined goals and successfully develops the use of football as a tool for fostering inclusion.
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