From Rio’s favelas to the World Rugby Sevens for Eshyllen Coimbra Cardoso

(CNN)She was once the reluctant rugby player from a Rio de Janiero favela, now teenager Eshyllen Coimbra Cordoso is pulling on a Brazil jersey for the national sevens side. “My friends were always like, ‘give it a go,’ but I didn’t like it,” she recalled to CNN via a translator.

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