This is a cross-post of sorts from Eloisa's terrific blog about Brazil: The Good Blood. If you are not already following her work, I highly reccomend it.
It seems fitting in this country of all-things-futebol that Rio will be the host of the 8th Homeless World Cup. Between September 19 - 26 there will be teams from 64 nations competing on Copacabana Beach in a world-class, international futebol tournament.
According to the Homeless World Cup website, 30,000 homeless people from all over the world have been in training to find a spot on the team that will represent their country. All that work comes to a head in just over a week. I'm looking forward to checking it out.
A ball can change the world. Are you in?