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Members of the Spanish Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) were at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Tuesday to lead a round of courses focused on integrity of the sport of football. Taking part were the FC Barcelona Women's Team, as well as several other Youth Teams, including the Under-19s, Under-16s and Under-14s. The First Team has already completed these courses.
Various issues were discussed at these talks, which were held throughout the day in the Auditorium at La Masia. Among those addressed were the manipulation of results, betting, respect for diversity, and fair play.
The day was led by Rodrigo Arias, the head of the LFP Integrity Department. All players on the aforementioned teams took part, as well as all their coaches. The sessions were custom tailored to the age of each group of participants.
When speaking to the younger teams, Arias put extra emphasis on the proper use of social media. The LFP rejects all forms of discrimination, including those stemming from hate, harassment, insults, threats, and taunts based on race, gender, religion, national origin, social class, and physical appearance.
The LFP has been giving these courses to both men's and women's teams in the top flight throughout the season.
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