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The next Messi may be hiding at this youth soccer academy

Mar 22, 2017 - Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Benjamin Palandella dribbles around a bigger boy who comes charging at him and shoots to goal with shocking force for a seven year-old. Nearby, children jump to head a ball tethered on a rope, tip-toe over hoops and dribble around orange cones.

The kids training in this concrete court in a Buenos Aires working class neighborhood play for Club Social Parque. It's the same soccer talent factory where international stars like Diego Maradona, Carlos Tevez and Jua...