‘Pelada, Favela’s Soccer’ showcases the passion of the Brazilian kids, the fans and culture that revolves around football in the poorer parts of the country. The short film focuses on the roots of Pelada football, how it’s alumni have gone onto conquer the world and remarkable testimonials from retired greats to active players such as Ronaldo (R9), Neymar, Paulinho and more. Some of the most renowned Brazilian players have come from similar backgrounds – football to many in the favela’s is their only way of life. Man I can’t wait for the World Cup next year, it should be quite a spectacle! who knows, the kids featured in this short may end up playing at the next one. Watch after the cut.
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Some have the talent, some have the opportunity. When both characteristics come together, the top soccer player rises. Pelada is the Favela´s soccer.