One day, maybe not all of them will become professional football players but they will all become Man.

Barcelona’s Infantil B side won the World Challenge Cup in Japan, beating Japanese team Omya in the final. Winning is normal when you play for one of the greatest academy systems in the world, but it looks like Barcelona’s kids also know how to win with grace, as they took the time to console their opposition after the match.

 

Infantil B won the final, 1-0, thanks to a solitary goal by Xavi Planas, but the real story was the 12 and 13-year-olds comforting their rivals after the win in an incredible show of sportsmanship. Barcelona may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s cool to see their kids treating opponents with respect. And man. You have to feel for the Omya players, they took the loss HARD.

Well played, Barcelona. Well played.