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A familiar face was on hand to lend his support to Ireland at the Homeless World Cup

Colin Farrell joined the Boys in Green.

AFTER A SHAKY start to their campaign, Ireland have progressed to stage two of the Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam on the back of three successive wins.

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Defeats to Ukraine and Portugal left Ireland with little margin for error but comprehensive wins over Grenada, Denmark and Switzerland saw Tommy Morgan’s men advance to the next round.

Ireland scored 26 goals in three games and conceded just six and they did it under the watchful gaze of Colin Farrell.

The actor joined the team on the field for Amhrán na bhFiann and was on hand to lend his support throughout the games from the touchline.

“This event brings a great sense of inclusion. It is an extraordinary thing to be around. It was a tough game, but you move on. We still have four more games to go,” he said.

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“It was great to have Colin’s support, as an actor and former footballer he appreciates the value, confidence and sense of self that can be had from being part of a team and expressing yourself in a sporting Endeavour,” Street League founder Sean Kavanagh said.

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