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Stories from the field: Is football for everyone?

Is football for everyone?

“As long as you have the skills and you are hungry enough to make it, whether you have money or you don’t have money, shouldn’t really matter.

Football should not be political or economically influenced. It should be the matter of everyone having access…”

- a powerful statement from Mexico native and Alianza de Futbol at For Soccer Ventures’ Operations Director, Omar Ruiz.

In this “Stories from the field” story, Omar shares what his upbringing was like in Mexico, why he’s a Chivas fan, the importance of football in Mexico and how he’s helping the next generation of aspirational professional football players make their dream into a reality despite political and economical setbacks. Wandering eyes, this is Omar Ruiz’s story…



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