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Last Updated: Monday, 4 July, 2005, 16:51 GMT 17:51 UK
Players gear up for Homeless World Cup
England captain Fernand Bass and vice-captain Craig Phillips. Photo by Jason Lock

The Homeless World Cup kicks off in Edinburgh on 18 July - and you'll be able to catch all the latest action from the tournament right here.

Four graduates from the BBC Tackling Skills project will be reporting on all the games throughout the week-long tournament, which will see 32 countries and over 250 people taking part.

The reporters all live in Foyers across England and the England squad is made up of five players also living in Foyer accommodation.

England vice-captain Craig Philips participated in the Tackling Skills programme this season at Manchester United and BBC GMR.

The England team: back row: Paul Roznowski, Gary Lee Whiteside, Craig Phillips, Ben Colvin. Front row: Romeo Dechamp Gullain, Fernand Bass, Terry Barlow, Maybin Malawo. Photo by Jason Lock

The team were selected by Manchester United's Football in the Community coaches following a series of trials where they were assessed on their footballing skills, teamwork and attitude.

They fought off tough competition from over 100 hopefuls to secure their place in the England squad.

Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United said: "The Homeless World Cup is a great event. Each year it demonstrates the powerful impact that football can have on people's lives and we are proud to be working with the England team."



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