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USA: Iniesta  Ter Stegen attend UNICEF event in LA01:39

USA: Iniesta Ter Stegen attend UNICEF event in LA

United States, Los Angeles
July 21, 2015 at 01:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Barcelona favourite Andres Iniesta and goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen attended an event hosted by UNICEF in Los Angeles, Tuesday, where they discussed the sport of football along with global child welfare and development.

The event was attended by dozens of children, with one young girl asking Iniesta what the partnership between FC Barcelona and UNICEF personally means to him. "It's an honour," he responded, a "privilege" to be part of an organisation that "promotes" and educates "disadvantaged" children throughout the world. Ter Stegen responded with similar comments, saying it "means a lot for us to help children to be the persons they want to be."

The partnership between FC Barcelona and UNICEF began in September 2006 when an agreement was signed for a period of five years between the two parties. The agreement resulted in FC Barcelona breaking with tradition by having a sponsor on the front of its shirt for the first time in the clubs history. The partnership sees the club pay UNICEF €1.5 million ($1.64 million) a year in order to combat AIDS and global poverty. Barcelona and UNICEF renewed their agreement in 2011, despite the former signing a lucrative sponsorship deal with the Qatar Foundation.

Iniesta co kick off their US tour when they face LA Galaxy on Tuesday. Luis Enrique's outfit then depart for San Francisco on Wednesday 22 before facing Manchester United at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on July 25. The final match of the tour comes three days later on July 28 when Barcelona face Chelsea in Washington DC before they return to the Catalan capital of Barcelona on July 29.

Brazilian sensation Neymar and 2015 Ballon d'Or favourite Lionel Messi will both miss the pre-season tour due to their exploits in the summer's Copa America.

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Barcelona favourite Andres Iniesta and goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen attended an event hosted by UNICEF in Los Angeles, Tuesday, where they discussed the sport of football along with global child welfare and development.

The event was attended by dozens of children, with one young girl asking Iniesta what the partnership between FC Barcelona and UNICEF personally means to him. "It's an honour," he responded, a "privilege" to be part of an organisation that "promotes" and educates "disadvantaged" children throughout the world. Ter Stegen responded with similar comments, saying it "means a lot for us to help children to be the persons they want to be."

The partnership between FC Barcelona and UNICEF began in September 2006 when an agreement was signed for a period of five years between the two parties. The agreement resulted in FC Barcelona breaking with tradition by having a sponsor on the front of its shirt for the first time in the clubs history. The partnership sees the club pay UNICEF €1.5 million ($1.64 million) a year in order to combat AIDS and global poverty. Barcelona and UNICEF renewed their agreement in 2011, despite the former signing a lucrative sponsorship deal with the Qatar Foundation.

Iniesta co kick off their US tour when they face LA Galaxy on Tuesday. Luis Enrique's outfit then depart for San Francisco on Wednesday 22 before facing Manchester United at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on July 25. The final match of the tour comes three days later on July 28 when Barcelona face Chelsea in Washington DC before they return to the Catalan capital of Barcelona on July 29.

Brazilian sensation Neymar and 2015 Ballon d'Or favourite Lionel Messi will both miss the pre-season tour due to their exploits in the summer's Copa America.