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Sandro inspired by Brazil's street children

Sandro met a very special group of fellow Brazilian footballers at Spurs Lodge on Tuesday.

The midfielder was greeted by members of his home country’s Street Child World Cup team, in London on a visit to launch the 2014 tournament that will be held in Brazil.

The group got the opportunity to ask Sandro about his upbringing, how he got involved in football and and how he has achieved his goals as a professional, while giving the 23-year-old an insight into the Street Child World Cup.

The Street Child World Cup is a UK-based charity that a runs a football World Cup and international conference for street children ahead of each FIFA World Cup. They support local projects throughout the world giving street children the protection, rights and opportunities that all children are entitled to.

Across the world millions of children are forced to live and work on the streets, they are vulnerable to abuse and routinely denied their basic rights.

During the Brazil team’s ten day trip to London, the team have also visited Parliament, attended local schools and have been invited to a reception at the Brazilian Embassy all to raise awareness for those still living on the streets.

The team are aged between 15 and 18 and come from the Quixote project in Sao Paulo. They are all in education pursuing their dreams.

Find out more at www.streetchildworldcup.org - CLICK HERE...