FC Barcelona’s first team will play a benefit futsal match for TV3 and Cataluna Ràdio’s Marathon against Poverty
The game will be played on Sunday, May 27 at the Palau Sant Jordi
Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova will manage both the teams
FC Barcelona participation in the Marathon against Poverty run will be unique. The first-team players, split into two teams, will play a futsal match. One team will be managed by Josep Guardiola, the other by Tito Vilanova.
The game will take place on Sunday, May 27, afternoon on the day of the Marathon at Palau Sant Jordi, thanks to the collaboration with the Barcelona City Government. This will be a unique opportunity to watch FC Barcelona’s first team players play in an futsal match. All proceeds from the match will go to the Marathon against Poverty.
This afternoon, the agreement between FC Barcelona and TV3 became official. Sandro Rosell, President of the Club, and the Director of TV3, Mònica Terribas, were both pleased: “we are very thankful to Barça for their collaboration with Marathon against Poverty. Many of the country’s institutions will stand in solidarity on May 27th, and the fact that Barça will as well, helps our cause. We want to thank the board of directors, the members, the manager and the players.”
Sandro Rosell said: “Barça always intends to convey social responsibility, and in this case, in conjunction with TV3 and The Marathon Foundation, we decided to hold an event that we hope many people will collaborate on, this is the Club’s, members, players and managers’ contribution. We all must unite behind this cause because in Catalonia there is poverty and we have to fight against it.”
FC Barcelona, in addition to holding a benefit match, have announced that they will donate 200,000 euros to the Marathon Foundation.