Rio Ferdinand Joins Nike Search For Undiscovered Football Talent

A six-month journey spanning 55 countries and five continents, The Chance is looking to unearth the planet’s best unsigned young footballers and mould them into an elite 16-man squad that will travel the globe, training with the world’s best professional teams and playing against the most prestigious academy sides.

Rio’s first task as a scout for The Chance was to pick the first youngster to take one of 100 places in the UK Finals. These finalists will be whittled down to 3 UK winners who will travel to Barcelona for the Global Finals.

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