This is a story about Brazil - not about the much-admired skills of the country's national football team but about the influence that the game can have way down the line on ordinary young people who live in the impoverished shanty towns of the big cities. Kids whose lives are blighted by urban strife and who have no hope for the future - except perhaps through an organisation called EPROCAD (Sports Education for Children and Teenagers). Through football, youngsters are taught about respect, learning rules of life, about successful interaction with others and that fairness is more important than winning. So they see that there are options in life other than drugs and crime.