STV strike deal to show live matches, highlights and features from the Glasgow tournament.

Television viewers in Scotland will be able to watch live matches from the Homeless World Cup for the first time this July.

The charity-run football tournament is being held in Glasgow’s George Square this year and, in a major coup, organisers have reached an agreement with STV which will see matches shown live on the television network’s Glasgow and Edinburgh channels with highlights programmes on STV’s main channel.

Mel Young, co-founder of the Homeless World Cup said the tournament and STV have developed a partnership which will see TV, online and news coverage of the tournament taking it to a new audience.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Homeless World Cup,” he said.

“The outcome is that viewers across Scotland will see the power of hope from our amazing tournament, not least featuring plenty of Team Scotland, as well as the best of the action on STV Glasgow, STV Edinburgh and STV, itself.”

Men and women’s teams from 52 nations will play in the tournament held from 10 to16 July.

Founded in 2001, the Homeless World Cup is recognised worldwide as an event which inspires and empowers the players who have suffered from homelessness to change their own lives.

Up to 100,000 spectators are expected to attend the tournament in Glasgow’s famous main square, which will be converted into a street football venue with three purpose-built pitches with seating.

As well as matches, television coverage will also include interviews and features about participants on and off the field.

Source: Homeless World Cup to be shown live on TV – Third Force News