Tottenham star Son Heung-min's classy touch to raise awareness of important cause

Tottenham captain Son Heung-min has lent his support to the Homeless World Cup
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Son Heung-min has given his backing to the Homeless World Cup which is being held in South Korea this year.

The Tottenham Hotspur captain will return to Seoul with his team-mates next month for the club's pre-season tour under Ange Postecoglou. Then just a couple of months later, from September 21 to 28, the South Korean capital will host the 2024 Homeless World Cup.

There will be nearly 50 countries represented at the tournament and 500 players will compete across eight days. In all 64 teams have been invited to participate from 49 member countries, with 44 teams in the Men’s Homeless World Cup and 20 teams have been invited to play in the Women’s Homeless World Cup.

South Korea captain Son has given his backing to the competition in his homeland - the first time it has taken place in Asia - and this week took part in the #passforhome challenge to help raise awareness ahead of the competition.

The Spurs star received his #passforhome, shown in the video below, from his former Korea Republic teammate Keun-Ho Lee, the chairman of the Seoul 2024 Local Organising Committee, kickstarting its journey across the globe ahead of the 19th edition of the Homeless World Cup and showing that a simple pass can connect people across the globe.

Whilst making his pass to Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Hwang-Hee Chan, Son said: "This challenge is a powerful campaign to ensure that we can all dream of a better life in a stable home. Join me and others in this wave of change. Your pass of hope can lead to a game winning goal that has the power to transform the world. Let’s all make an impact together!".

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Mel Young, Homeless World Cup co-founder and president, said: "We are thrilled that the #passforhome challenge is underway, the first pass from Keun-Ho Lee to Heung-Min Son demonstrates the power and reach of the Homeless World Cup, from Seoul to London, this is just the start of our exciting journey to the Seoul 2024 Homeless World Cup.

"Our hope is that the world will see what can be done when we come together to support and celebrate individuals and organisations who are doing so much to make a difference to people’s lives.

"We are asking our supporters, old and new, to get involved and make their own #passforhome to their friends, colleagues and family - come together and do something positive to bring attention to the global issue of homelessness.

"We are delighted to have the support of one the Premier League’s greatest all time players, Heung-Min Son creates excitement and passion when he steps onto the football pitch and his support ahead of the first Homeless World Cup in Asia is a fantastic moment for everyone involved with the tournament. From Heung-Min Son to Hwang-Hee Chan, this is just the start of the #passforhome challenge, and we hope to see many more passes around the world before September."

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