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Russia: Barcelona FC opens football school in Moscow01:34

Russia: Barcelona FC opens football school in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 17, 2016 at 20:57 GMT -00:00 · Published

Barcelona Football Club opened its first school in Moscow on Saturday.

Dozens of children accompanied by their parents attended the opening ceremony that took place on the territory of Luch Stadium in Russia's capital. After playing with balloons with the logo of the world-renowned Catalan club, children and their parents were treated to a variety show with dancers and footballers showing their skills.

According to Inaki Andreu, the director of the FCBEscola programme in Europe and Africa, "there could not be any other outcome, but for us to open our school in Moscow," as the schools spread around the world, and Russia warms up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Moscow school is the 24th of its kind with the project orchestrating nearly 150 camps around the world for thousands of children each year.

Russia: Barcelona FC opens football school in Moscow01:34
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Barcelona Football Club opened its first school in Moscow on Saturday.

Dozens of children accompanied by their parents attended the opening ceremony that took place on the territory of Luch Stadium in Russia's capital. After playing with balloons with the logo of the world-renowned Catalan club, children and their parents were treated to a variety show with dancers and footballers showing their skills.

According to Inaki Andreu, the director of the FCBEscola programme in Europe and Africa, "there could not be any other outcome, but for us to open our school in Moscow," as the schools spread around the world, and Russia warms up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Moscow school is the 24th of its kind with the project orchestrating nearly 150 camps around the world for thousands of children each year.

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