French football legend Eric Cantona will host a training clinic at the UEFA-backed Homeless World Cup in Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Cantona, a hero for millions during his time with Manchester United FC in particular, is inspired by the Homeless World Cup's mission to use football as a trigger to encourage homeless people to change their lives for the better. "Football unites, inspires and energises individuals, communities and the world," Cantona said. "Football and the Homeless World Cup has the power to fire up a person to excel as a human being, to change their lives for the better. It is fantastic that football brings this opportunity to their lives."
During the clinic Cantona will allow up to 500 Homeless World Cup players from 48 nations expert insight into taking penalty kicks under big pressure situations such as a FIFA World Cup final. Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen, who has taken charge of some of football's top matches at European and world level, will referee games at the event on Tuesday.
Uniting the homeless
The Homeless World Cup is an annual, international football tournament, uniting teams of people who are homeless and excluded from around the world. It also supports and inspires grassroots football projects, working with homeless and excluded people throughout the year. UEFA has given support to the event for several years.
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