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Soccer in Rio

LOOK: How The Beautiful Game Is 'Building Better Citizens' In Rio's Slums

AP | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The field is just dirt and the incandescent lights aren't that bright. But when the boys' feet strike the ball in the Sao Carlos sl...

Is Soccer The Ticket Out Of Poverty In Rio?

Agence France Presse | Javier Tovar | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

On a muddy pitch in a Rio slum, a skinny 17-year-old with big dreams of football stardom struts his stuff to attract the attention of talent-spotters ...