Celtic welcome Mexico’s Homeless World Cup teams to Paradise

EARLIER this year, Celtic captain and Homeless World Cup Ambassador, Scott Brown, welcomed the announcement of the 2016 Homeless World Cup, a global tournament, coming to Glasgow.

The event kicked-off last Sunday with a colourful parade that saw all the competing teams gather in the city’s George Square for the opening ceremony, followed by the match between Scotland and Hong Kong which saw Scotland start their campaign with an 8-4 victory.

As part of Celtic FC Foundation’s involvement in the global community, a tour of Celtic Park was organised to welcome last year’s champions of the tournament, Mexico.

The men and women’s squads made their way to Paradise for an unforgettable afternoon that took them around the legendary stadium, followed by some celebratory photographs on the Celtic Way.

Mexico’s recently-named Honorary Consul for Scotland, Mr. Gerry Facenna, also played a part during this memorable visit. Through his company Allied Vehicles, Mr Facenna provided a fleet of E7s in partnership with Glasgow Taxis to transport the Mexican team to Paradise and back to their accommodation in the city centre.

Commenting on the event, Mr. Facenna said: “I am delighted to see the Mexican team in Glasgow and very happy to be able to help in some way in their efforts to retain their championship.”

This is a wonderful addition to the work already being done in Mexico through Celtic’s ongoing partnership with Club Santos Laguna.

Celtic FC Foundation strives to create opportunities and help disadvantaged groups, both at home and abroad, under our banner of Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty (think HELP).

Celtic FC Foundation and Celtic Football Club wish the best of luck to every team participating in the 2016 Homeless World Cup.