The 10-year-old Liberian girl dreaming of Real Madrid

Benedict Allen, pictured in 1999

Ten-year-old Jessica Quachie grew up in a slum in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

But her life changed after she was spotted by a football academy.

Now she’s getting an education on and off the pitch, and has played international tournament football against boys.

Video journalist: Tamasin Ford

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