Underprivileged Indian boys to train with Manchester United
Two underprivileged Indian teenagers are among young players chosen to take part in a Manchester United Football Club training camp.
All images courtesy AFP.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is my idol. I am focusing on scoring goals," Rajib said in Sonagachi, the red-light district in India's eastern city of Kolkata, where he lives with his mother in a one-room home in a run-down building.
"I am not ashamed of being a sex worker's son. She is my main source of inspiration. (But) I want to take her out of the red light district as early as possible," Rajib told AFP recently.
Arka Dey (above), 16, said he was looking forward to the chance of fulfilling his father's wishes after he died from cancer three years ago.
"I still can't believe that I have been selected," said Arka, who helps his mother run a roadside snack-stall in Kolkata.
"One of my neighbours has promised me to buy me a nice kit and good pair of shoes before I leave," he said.