It’s a known fact that South America has on its shoulders some of the giants of the football world, but a lesser known scene is the region’s grassroots soccer culture. Prior to Copa America kicking off this year, Nike have taken a tour of the Latin American cities which are most passionate about the sport.
It’s far from glamorous and it’s not intended to be. On this journey they explore how the love affair for the game originated from the favelas and beaches, spawned on by the prospect of opportunity beyond the concrete confines of Brazil.
Be sure to check out the entire insightful series at Nike.