Street Child World Cup held in Rio de Janeiro
                     English.news.cn | 2014-04-06 08:12:50 | Editor: Mengjie

Children in the age of 14 to 17 from 19 countries and regions participated in their own 'World Cup' prior to the FIFA World Cup.

Viahhey from Burundi, 16, presents a cardboard with his writing "bitumanibagira ivyiyumviro vyakera" ("Football helps me to forget my past" in English) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 4, 2014. In recent days, the "Street Child World Cup" was held in progress in Rio de Janeiro. Children in the age of 14 to 17 from 19 countries and regions participated in their own "World Cup" prior to the FIFA World Cup. Being interviewed, some of the young players wrote down the reason why they like to play football and posed for portrait photo with the cardboard. (Xinhua/Xu Zijian)

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