Singapore footballer Faris Ramli, along with the 99 other Nike ‘The Chance’ Global finalists took a step into the holy grail of FC Barcelon’s Camp Nou and La Masia.
If yesterday’s surprise visit to their training session by several members of FC Barcelona wasn’t enough, this evening The Chance’s 100 finalists were further rewarded for their efforts with dinner at La Masia and a tour of Camp Nou, the stadium in which those very players ply their trade.
A visit to the iconic cottage of La Masia, once home to so many future stars of the Barcelona first team (including yesterday’s guests Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Pique) was the ideal setting for these young players hoping that this week sees them begin their journey into professional football.
The players capped off the evening with a tour of Camp Nou and a chance for the young finalists who have travelled to Barcelona from all over the world to get an extraordinary close up look at this incredible stadium.
They were shown around the dressing rooms where kits with their names across the back were hung up for their arrival. Then they were able to walk down the tunnel towards the hallowed turf and of course they were shown around the trophy cabinet that today is packed with famous trophies won by this incredible football club.
Faris said: “It was an amazing experience to even be in the same stadium and training ground of FC Barcelona stars like Andres Iniesta, Pedro and Gerard Pique. We were given a tour that gave me even more inspiration to become a professional footballer. Hopefully, I can continue to give my all and it will be enough to impress the coaches here at the Global Finals.”
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