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The Irish team have booked their place in the Plate final of the 2016 Homeless World Cup
The boys will face Egypt in the battle for some silverware.

THE REPUBLIC OF Ireland will take on Egypt in the Plate final of the 2016 Homeless World Cup after a couple of excellent results in Glasgow earlier today.

There was some disappointment earlier in the tournament when they lost to Hungary and Chile in penalty shootouts but the team bounced back with a thumping victory over Lithuania in a quarter-final clash before getting past Costa Rica 5-4 in their semi decider.

The Irish side, managed by Sean Kavanagh and coached by Thomas Morgan, raced out of the blocks with five straight wins and racking up a litany of goals.

And although some momentum was lost after those back-to-back losses, they dug deep to make it through to Saturday’s decider.

This is the fourteenth edition of the competition with the participants having been directly affected by homelessness.

The week-long event is organised to motivate and inspire the players through an empowering and positive social experience.

It’s expected that by the end of play on Saturday, 100,000 people will have paid a visit to cheer on and support the 64 competing teams.

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