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Canada's Homeless World Cup Team: Countdown to Rio

Back Row, Left to Right: Alan Bates (Coach), Frank Studhorse, Jeremy Isassc, Bobby Lenarduzzi, Peter Chow, Randy Comiso leaning in, Kevin King, Patrick Oleman

Front Row: Ricky Mountain and son James, Sarah Blyth (Manager)

The current Homeless World Cup roster for Rio is:

Kevin King (Captain)
Randy Comiso
Patrick Oleman (Captain)
Richard Mountain
Frank Studdhorse
Jeremy Isaac
Robert Milton
Peter Chow
Coach Alan Bates

Manager Sarah Blyth

The team has faced many challenges in its effort to get to Rio, in addition to the fundraising challenges the process of getting visas and passports has been very challenging. Many of the players lacked original ID. One player had to take a driver's test 3 times in order to get a second piece of ID so that he could get a passport. The whole process of getting visas and passports was made possible through Leo Cooper's tireless efforts.

The team departs September 15th and a sendoff is being planned. People and organizations from around the community continue to support the team. Vancouver Whitecaps President Bobby Lenarduzzi invited the team to the Whitecaps Game against Puerto Rico Islanders on September 5th.

There will be another story about the team on Radio Canada 7 on Sunday night between 6 and 6:30 PM.

A sendoff for the team is being planned. Watch this spot for details.

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