Streetkids United II: The Girls From Rio (2015)

"Sometimes it is hell on the streets but when I play football I feel as if I am in heaven." Thamires, Brazil In the summer of 2014 in Rio de Janeiro the world's most famous football stars ... See full summary »

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"Sometimes it is hell on the streets but when I play football I feel as if I am in heaven." Thamires, Brazil In the summer of 2014 in Rio de Janeiro the world's most famous football stars jetted in to Brazil to battle it out for the FIFA World Cup. The beautiful game has propelled the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to superstardom and rewarded them with riches. But as the sport's most glittering spectacle was played, another more humble tournament was already staged in the Cidade Maravilhosa - the second ever Street Child World Cup. The first one was in Durban in 2010 - and was the subject of the documentary film Streetkids United. The event saw eight teams of homeless children from around the world competing for their own trophy. Played in the shadow of Durban's majestic Moses Mabhida Stadium, the tournament comprised teams of players, aged between 14 and 16, from Tanzania, India, Nicaragua, Ukraine, the Philippines, South Africa, Brazil and England. It is ... Written by Anonymous

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17 October 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

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