General World News

Young women in Rio favela hope to overcome poverty, to play in ’27 World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO — A 20-minute drive separates the historic Maracana Stadium from the Complexo do Alemao, the biggest complex of favelas in Rio de Janeiro and one of the most impoverished and violent.

One of its residents, 15-year-old football player Kaylane Alves dos Santos, hopes her powerful shots and impressive dribbles will allow her to cover that short distance to the stadium in three years to play for Brazil’s national team in the final of the 2027 Women’s World Cup.

That chance, once remote, became more realistic Friday when FIFA members voted to make Brazil the first Latin American country to host details ⇒

BusinessMediaguide.Com portal received this content from this noted web source: VOANews.Com