Street Child World Cup 2018

Using the power of football to transform lives.

The next Street Child World Cup will kick-off in Moscow ahead of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. Teams of street-connected children from across the world will come together to play in a football tournament like no other and send their message to the world: I AM SOMEBODY.

More than a game

More than 200 children and young people will unite representing 24 national teams with one goal: change the way the world sees and treats all street children.

For the first time there will be an equal number of girls’ teams represented alongside boys’ ensuring that street-connected girls have a level playing field to be seen and have their voices heard.

Football Tournament: Girls’ and boys’ tournaments complete with group, knock-out stages and finals.

Congress: Addressing key issues faced by street-connected children and led by the children themselves.

Festival of Arts: Opening and closing ceremonies and a programme of music, dance and visual art.

Using football for good

It is estimated that 150 million children are forced to live and work on the streets worldwide. Every day these children are denied their basic rights. They are often stigmatised, mistreated and marginalised. They are denied the chance to realise their potential. Their voices are rarely heard.

The Street Child World Cup in association with Save the Children uses the power of football to change this.

Click on the left hand menu to find out more about previous Street Child World Cup campaigns.

Get involved

There are so many ways you can support the Street Child World Cup 2018. You can volunteer with us in Moscow, or take on a challenge event to raise money and awareness for street children – click here to find out more.

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  • “It was a privilege to be invited to the launch of the Street Child World Cup at Downing Street. It gives children a voice through football, sales a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”

    Wilson Palacios, Stoke City and Honduras Midfielder
  • “No child should have to live on the streets and I fully endorse this campaign giving street children a voice to claim their rights”

    Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United Manager
  • “I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”

    David Beckham OBE