FC Barcelona shuts down its academies in India

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Mumbai: Fourteen years after it opened for business, the world-famous football team FC Barcelona has made the decision to close all of its academies in India, where it had intended to teach children in the renowned “La Masia (youth academy)” method.   FC Barcelona did not provide a formal explanation for the shutdown. Beginning on July 1, all of its academies in the Indian cities of Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Pune will close. The club sent a statement on its website stating, “FC Barcelona has informed the families involved…

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