Football: Thousands of miles away from families, soon-to-be fathers in SPL chase their dreams

Mr Luiz Junior from Tanjong Pagar United calls his daughter and wife twice daily.
Mr Luiz Junior from Tanjong Pagar United calls his daughter and wife twice daily.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - He is 16,000km from his pregnant wife and daughter and with travel restrictions still a reality, Luiz Junior certainly feels a world away from his home in Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro.

To stay connected despite the 11-hour time difference, the Tanjong Pagar United striker video calls his 10-year-old daughter, Sophia, and his wife, Michele, 33, who is five months pregnant with a baby girl, twice daily.

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