[QODLink]
Football
Football in Argentina's slums
Al Jazeera's Rahul Pathak reports from the 'villas miserias' of Buenos Aires as the Copa America is staged in Argentina.
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2011 16:17

Legends like Diego Maradona and current hero Carlos Tevez are examples of Argentina stars past and present who have come from the slums of the capital Buenos Aires - the "villas miserias".  

But as Rahul Pathak reports, despite the hundreds of millions of dollars generated by the Copa America, it's unlikely any of it will find its way to the shanty towns which have proved such a fertile breeding ground for football.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.