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Irish team excel at the 2016 Homeless World Cup and rack up fifth consecutive win
The side are competing in Glasgow and have been going goal-crazy in the last few days.

MARTIN O’NEILL’s Republic of Ireland side brought some excitement to football fans this summer and another Irish team are attempting to do likewise in Glasgow over the next week.

The Scottish city is hosting the 2016 Homeless World Cup which sees 52 countries represented by 64 teams.

With participants having been directly affected by homelessness, the tournament’s goal is to motivate and inspire the players by providing a positive social experience for them.

Over 100,000 people are expected to attend and offer their support.

The Irish team is made up of players who feature in the Irish Homeless Street Leagues and are managed by Sean Kavanagh and coached by Thomas Morgan.

Games are played on smaller, purpose-built pitches and the Irish have already managed five straight wins, racking up a litany of goals in the process.

They got past Lithuania on penalties in their opener before going goal-crazy!

They put eleven past Bulgaria, thirteen past the United States, thumped Greece 15-1 and wrapped things up on Wednesday with a 14-1 victory over Sweden.

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After the first stage of the competition, Ireland are one of the top-ranked teams though Portugal, Brazil and reigning champions Mexico lead the way.

The 2016 Homeless World Cup runs until 16 July.

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