Although Greece's national football team qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and will play for the World Cup Trophy in the shadow of Sugar Loaf Mountain in June and July, the situation in the crisis-ridden country itself is less positive.
Nevertheless, one football project for the homeless is spreading a message of hope. Since 2007 Chris Alefantis has coached the team, who train once a week and contest friendly matches at weekends.
In this case, football is not only a recreational sport but a means of social interaction and support enabling all the young men taking part to lead a better life and escape from their usual day-to-day challenges.
See for yourself how the team puts its motto of "Never give up" into action and how the project once again highlights the power of football.