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Rags to riches success a far-off dream for South American women soccer players

By Reuters
19 July 2023   |   4:18 am
South America's poorest neighborhoods have birthed some of its greatest soccer stars, from Maradona to Pele, who often spur local pride and invest back into their communities. But with the professionalization of the women's sport still in its earliest years and wages lagging far behind men's salaries, making it big through soccer is still a far-off dream for women in South America's barrios.

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