FC Barcelona held a board meeting on Tuesday and, among other things, the club have agreed to hold an event this weekend in support for the people affected by the coronavirus in China.
In a news statement released by the club, The Board of Directors agreed that this Saturday a charity event will be held in support of the Chinese population and those affected by the coronavirus epidemic declared in the country.
This action the Board says will be carried out as part of the game between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at the Camp Nou, and also has the aim of raising awareness of preventing the exclusion of any person based on their origins, ethnicity or race.
Meanwhile, the club also confirmed that they will be launching a professional academy in Miami in the United States.
“The Board of Directors have approved the creation of the second Barça Academy PRO in the USA, in the city of Miami,” a statement said.
“It joins the existing academy in New York, in Long Island. Barça Academy PROs are run directly by the club, both in their sporting and economic sides.
“The Barça Academy PRO Miami will have a total of three headquarters spread around the city, to help bring it to a large number of players in the city centre and surrounding areas.
“It is the eleventh project for the club in the United States, the country with the most Barça Academy locations. There are 53 Barça Academies around the world, more than 180 Barça Academy Camps and more than 50 Barça Academy Clinics.
“The club have a presence in a total of 56 countries, with 45,000 children participating in promoted activities.”