The Barça Academy World Cup, presented by Rakuten, is the largest international competition held by BARÇA at the FC Barcelona facilities during Easter break each year. Between 2000-2500 children from over 50 different Barça academies all over the world attend it by thorough selection, only the best in particular age groups are invited to represent their countries, amongst which are: Spain, Poland, Singapore, Egypt, Dominican Republic, India, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Peru, USA, Italy, Russia, Australia, Nigeria, Zambia, Canada, China, Switzerland, Colombia, Kuwait, Jordan and soon.
Some of the major highlights are the presence of international scouts during games, opportunity to be seen by millions of viewers as some of the matches are live broadcast on Barça TV and a chance to meet first team players, amongst the most recents were Iniesta, Pique, Rafinha and so on.
Barça Academy Dubai take top players to the tournament in 4 diflerent age groups – U8, U10, U12 and U14. Our players are presented with a unique opportunity to be selected to represent Barça Academy Dubai in such a major event in the real FC Barcelona setting, compete with the strongest and gain great experience. It’s very tough and challenging but definitely an amazing experience for any child playing football.