- Homeless World Cup Comes to Paris

June 26, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Ever since the first Homeless World Cup tournament took place in 2003 in Graz, Austria, the event has snowballed into a spectacle that has gone from 18 teams to 64 at this year's contest in Paris.

48 male sides and 12 female teams will take to the arena from August 21st-28th in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in the attractive Champs de Mars.

A special pitch will be constructed, with teams operating under strict street soccer rules, designed to encourage fair play and make sure all players receive their fair share of playing time.

Countries represented include hosts France, Brazil, the USA, Australia and all the home nations. The event is designed to highlight the astonishing number of homeless people in the world, and the hope is that through this tournament at least some of the players will be able to go on to better things.

This year's tournament is supported by Arsenal manager Ars่ne Wenger, as well as former World Cup winners Lilian Thuram and Emmanuel Petit.

Hotels-Paris can offer plenty of cheap hotels for those who wish to attend the event, with the excellent Helvetia just one of the many options available.

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Editors Notes is the latest website from the team behind successful London specialist hotel provider, Hotels-London has been online since the very beginning of the online boom over 11 years ago and is still going strong today. Hotels-Paris will expand the brand further by providing over 500 hand selected hotels and apartments in and around Paris to suit every budget, from 2 star bed and breakfasts to 5 star boutique hotels.

Hotels-Paris customers will be able to take advantage of discounts up to 70% off the published room rate by booking online 24 hours a day, or calling the dedicated team of London experts who are always happy to help make bookings and offer advice about where to stay and what to do in the city.

As well as accommodation, Hotels-Paris will also help people make the most of their stay by offering comprehensive, interactive guides to Paris, with area information, attractions, events and airport transfers, theatre tickets and sightseeing tours you can plan and book your entire holiday from one site.

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