Brazilian soccer academy Pérolas Negras seeks out support to bring more young Syrians from Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan to train soccer in Brazil as well as supporting the four players that have been in Rio de Janeiro since 2018.
The academy visited Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which has housed over 80.000 people since the war in Syria broke out in 2012.
they developed a tournament and over 120 children participated; it was a blast. they ran a physical, technical selection process and checked if they were available to come to Brazil,” he said.
e professional team now features Syrians, Venezuelans, Haitians and Brazilians in vulnerable situations. Pérolas Negras was created in 2009 in Haiti.
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