15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Soccer: Popular Culture
These children could be playing soccer anywhere else in the world. But I was walking in Old Havana in the late afternoon when I found Luiz, Juan, Isabelita, Eugenio, Milagros, Enrique and Miguel playing soccer.
They told me Neymar is an idol in Cuba. When I told them that I saw Neymar playing in Vila Belmiro (Santos FC’s stadium), they went crazy.
Luiz wanted to show me his skills. He told me he would be a soccer player, but there is this two little problems: there is no national championship in Cuba and, by the way, he only has one boot.
© Martina van Steen.
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||Nov. 16, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
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