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Soccer passion in Rio slums - by Lorenzo Moscia

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From they very early childhood, Rio de Janeiro slum dwellers share a dream: to become professional soccer players to escape poverty and discrimination. With that goal in mind, they play all the day long in any place they can : a street, a small piece of ground in the middle of the slum, or the beach.
Few will get to become famous and rich as soccer legends Pele or Romario, but sports help the kids to stay along from drugs and alcohol.

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