Youth teams from across Asia, Africa and the Americas are taking part in the first Milo Champions Cup, kicking off with a training session with Barça Academy at Cuitat Esportiva starting July 30.
Nestlé’s Milo brand and FC Barcelona are promoting physical activity, healthier lifestyles and the unique values that only sports can teach through their partnership.
Ten teams with a total of 80 kids will represent their country in a five-a-side tournament to be the first winner of the Milo Champions Cup. The teams of eight players under 12 years old must include boys and girls, and the rules state that at least one female player must be on the pitch for each team at all times.
For the first time in football, the player that shows the best behaviour and fair play in each game will be awarded with the ‘Milo green card’ as recognition of their sporting spirit.
The event will start with a Barça Academy training session where kids will learn the football methodology, philosophy and values of FC Barcelona. They will also take part in individual team training sessions.