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#FCBPlayers #WithRefugees in Greece

04 November 2016

© UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis

Our goal is solidarity

Barcelona, Athens, Ioannina - 4 November, 2016 - FC Barcelona Players will hold a solidarity journey with refugees in Greece.

The journey of FCB veterans which is held in cooperation with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and PAS Giannina FC, will include a workshop with children and a match with PAS Giannina FC veterans.

Media representatives are invited to the joint event #FCBPlayers #WithRefugees in Ioannina, Western Greece.

A team of former FC Barcelona players, legends and veterans, will come to Ioannina, Greece, on November 18 to hold football workshops for some 150 boys, girls and adults who currently live in refugee sites. In statements to the press, players will share their impressions from their personal encounters with the refugees. The local football club PAS Giannina and UNHCR, will explain why they support this initiative of solidarity and for integration. PAS Giannina Veterans and FC Barcelona Veterans will hold a friendly match on the same evening.

Barça Players Association wants to raise awareness of the international community about the difficult situation of refugees in Greece, and promote a fundraising campaign that would allow to meet humanitarian needs of the refugees. This journey is done as part of the actions promoted by the FC Barcelona Foundation and the Club in aid of refugees arriving in Europe.

Note: The names of the FC Barcelona Veterans and Legends will be communicated at a later stage.


Media statements

Location: Zosimades Stadium, Press Tribune, Tzavella 18 Str, 45333 Ioannina

Time: Friday, 18 November 2016, 11:00


Football workshops with refugees

Accredited media are invited to cover the workshops.

Location: Panepirotiko Stadium, Ioanninon 152 Str, Anatoli, 452 21 Ioannina

Time: Friday, 18 November 2016, 12:15 - 13:00


PAS Giannina Veterans - FC Barcelona Veterans friendly match

Location: Zosimades Stadium, Press Tribune, Tzavella 18 Str, 45333 Ioannina

Time: Friday, 18 November 2016, 19:00 (match) and 21:15 (press conference).

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