Saturday, August 27, 2011

Homeless World Cup: Scotland Reach World Cup Final

Stop it. Stop all these good news stories when we're supposed to be wrestling with self loathing over our footballing inadequacy.

But when the Homeless World Cup final kicks off in Paris tomorrow, Scotland will be there.

Their lunchtime quarter final against Ukraine was an 11 goal thriller. But it was Scotland who edged it, six goals to five, to set up a semi final against Kenya.

Another tough one this Parisian afternoon, a big crowd and a big prize.

But it was Scotland, winners in 2007, who claimed the win. A 5-3 victory enough to set up a final against Mexico.

No slouches the Mexicans, they ripped apart the reigning champions Brazil, a 5-1 victory sending them to their first Homeless World Cup final.

As I've written throughout this Homeless World Cup week the taking part, the changing of lives, is what's important.

The winning is secondary.

It's still bloody nice to hear the phrase "Scotland reach World Cup final" though.

Follow the action tomorrow at www.homelessworldcup.org

> Watch the video of Scotland's Homeless World Cup semi final win over Kenya

> In the Women's Homeless World Cup tomorrow Scotland have a positional play off against Malawi