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Delhi Grana wins the U-15 Barca Academy Cup – Asia Pacific New Delhi, February 02, 2020:

Barca Academy Cup – Asia Pacific 2020 came to an end today. 48 teams represent India, Australia, Turkey, Singapore, Japan and Spain with over 700 young footballers participated in the tournament. A whopping 815 goals were scored by the young footballers during the tournament.

The biggest upset of the finals was when Istanbul beat favourite Barcelona 1 – 0 in the U-9 category. List of winners and runners up are given herewith:
Under 15 – Delhi Grana beat Australia (7 – 1)
Under 13 – Katsushika beat Nara Blau (7 – 1)
Under 11 – Istanbul beat Barcelona (1 – 0)
Under 9 – Barcelona beat Nara (6 – 2)

FC Barcelona was founded 119 years ago in 1899, and is unique in many ways. The club is owned by its more than 145,000 members and can boast of being the most successful club in Europe over the last years. Since season 2004/05, they have won four of the Club’s five Champions League titles and nine of their 25 domestic league titles.

Due to its very special personality, ‘Barça’ is recognized as being ‘more than a club’. The team’s distinctive style of play is projected around the world by the best players and coaches of their time in combination with club’s famous reliance on home grown talent.

All of this goes hand in hand with its ongoing ambition to become the most admired, beloved and global sports institution on the planet. This mission is supported by such core principles as humility, effort, ambition, respect and team-work, while the club is also famed for its commitmenat to society, which is channelled through the FC Barcelona Foundation and its work to educate children through the positive values of sport. Such unstoppable growth in recent years has led to a global reach of more than 315 million fans and made FC Barcelona a world leader on social media.

Conscient Football is a grassroots development initiative undertaken by the Conscient Group with The Heritage School network in Delhi NCR; the latter being a part of its venture in the educational sector. It is now one of the largest grassroots development organizations for football in the country. It has multiple programs in its portfolio like Football leagues, camps, coaching courses academies and exposure trips with the core objective of the development of the individual and the sport of football in India.

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