How Kids From the Favelas of Rio Chase Their Dream of Being Soccer Stars

Soccer is ingrained in pretty much every aspect of Brazilian culture. Kids start playing “futebol” before they even learn how to read or write. The result of that cultural phenomenon is a huge number of professional players who eventually end up participating in World Cups and making millions on the side. Fusion Live’s Pedro Andrade took a trip to his hometown of Rio de Janeiro to explore how children from the slums can turn the dream of becoming a star into a reality.

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FUSION LIVE is an antidote for what you usually get on primetime. Hosts Pedro Andrade and Mariana Atencio lead an energetic, edgy, funny hour filled with compelling stories that will keep you entertained and informed. It is filled with engaging stories, live musical performances and interviews with influencers. It’s a free-flowing conversation that offers the kind of humor and satire that people love to share.

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