Barcelona to open football school in India

The Catalan giants have founded a training facility in the Asian country in order to give young talented footballers the opportunity to develop their qualities
Barcelona have announced plans to open a department of their school, FCBEscola, in India.

The facility is set to operate according to a model based on the Catalans' football development philosophy, and will be aimed at children aged 6 to 14, with the main objective being the integral training of the students.

The school is the first of its kind in India, and it is planned to open doors within this year.

"This is one of the most ambitious projects for FCBescola worldwide," director of FCBEscola, Xevi Marce, said to reporters.

"We hope to train 10,000 young footballers in the coming three years and with this initiative we will provide the depth and the quality needed to develop coaches and players from a very young age."

Antonio Claveria, who made a trip to Delhi when the Catalan club had their first camp at the Heritage School, has been appointed technical director of the facility. will be running a dedicated LIVE! on Saturday from 11.00-00.00BST to keep you up to date with all the latest about the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, while also offering you the chance to ask our European football editors any questions you have about the game via International's Twitter account, or our Facebook page.