World Cup 2014: The beautiful game through the eyes of Brazil's shantytown children

May 5, 2014

In the favelas of Brazil, kids play football. All the time. Everywhere. With battered balls, on dusty wastelands, kicking them against walls. In the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, and AFP reporter was  looking for a way to illustrate this Brazilian passion for soccer. And what could be better than to ask a bunch of these kids to let him see their passion through their own eyes?  Camera maker Nikon agreed to contribute 10 waterproof Coolpix cameras. In the Cidade de Deus, the City of God, one of the best-known Rio favelas, he recruited kids who were to accompany us for three-and-a-half months, and this is the result.