Scottish Women's Football

My personal blog on Scottish Women's Football

2015 Homeless World Cup Update – Sunday 13 September

We are two days into 2015 Homeless World Cup played in Amsterdam and we are also three games in both groups of the Women’s tournament. These are the rules they use:

  • The matches are 4-a-side, with two halves of seven minutes and a minute long half-time break
  • Each team consists of 8 players: obviously only four on the court at the time, including the designated goalkeeper
  • Women can play in the men’s teams, but that stops them competing in the Women’s Tournament
  • In the group stages, the winning side gets 3 points, the losing team none
  • If, at full time, the scores are tied, then a penalty shootout is used. The team that wins gets 2 points, whilst the team who loses gets only 1
  • The pitch is 22m long, 16m wide.
  • The goal is 4m wide and 1.3m tall
  • The penalty area is a 4m half-circle
  • They use a Size Five ball

The Homeless World Cup begins with the First Stage Groups, which sees each team play each other once in a round-robin format. This stage will conclude on Tuesday (which also marks the start of the Second Stage).

The top four teams progress to Section 1 of the Second Stage, whilst the bottom four teams will proceed to Section 2 of the Second Stage. Teams in Section 1 will be able to compete for the 1st-8th positions whilst the Section 2 sides compete for the 9th-16th positions.

First Stage: Group A

Group A includes Scotland and Wales and below is the current group standings and latest results – correct at 7pm on Sunday 13th September.

Key: P=Games Played, W=Games Won, L=Games Lost, PW=Penalty Shootout Win, PL=Penalty Shootout Defeat, C=Cards, Pts=Number of Points

Country P W L PW PL C Pts
Hungary 3 3 0 0 0 0 9
Argentina 3 2 1 0 0 0 6
Norway 3 2 1 0 0 0 6
Scotland 3 1 1 1 0 0 5
Netherlands 3 1 1 0 1 0 4
Wales 3 1 2 0 0 0 3
Sweden 3 1 2 0 0 0 3
Belgium 3 0 3 0 0 0 0

Match Results

Saturday 12th September

Netherlands 2-8 Argentina
Norway 5-0 Scotland
Hungary 6-4 Wales
Belgium 2-3 Sweden

Sunday 13th September

Netherlands 6-2 Wales
Belgium 0-6 Scotland
Argentina 5-2 Sweden
Hungary 5-3 Norway

Wales 4-1 Sweden
Netherlands 4-4 Scotland (Scotland win 1-0 on penalties)
Argentina 4-5 Hungary
Belgium 2-7 Norway

First Stage: Group B

Group B includes England. The table and results below are correct as of 7pm on Sunday 13th September.

Key: P=Games Played, W=Games Won, L=Games Lost, PW=Penalty Shootout Win, PL=Penalty Shootout Defeat, C=Cards, Pts=Number of Points

Country P W L PW PL C Pts
Mexico 3 3 0 0 0 0 9
India 3 3 0 0 0 0 9
Chile 3 2 1 0 0 0 6
USA 3 2 1 0 0 0 6
Denmark 3 1 1 1 0 0 5
Finland 3 0 2 0 1 0 1
England 3 0 3 0 0 0 0
Egypt 3 0 3 0 0 0 0

Match Results

Saturday 12th September

Egypt 1-10 India
England 1-14 Mexico
Chile 11-0 USA
Denmark 3-3 Finland (Denmark win 3-2 on penalties)

Sunday 13th September

England 4-5 USA
Denmark 2-3 India
Mexico 7-1 Egypt
Chile 9-1 Finland

England 1-7 Denmark
USA 7-0 Egypt
Chile 1-6 Mexico
Finland 2-4 India

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