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[Video] Barca Kids Teach Arsenal u-11’s A Lesson – Unbelievable Football

Here we have a video of Arsenal under 11’s being tough a harsh lesson in possession football by Barcelona-USA under 11’s. Watch in amazement at the skill shown.

Here we have a video of Arsenal under 11’s being tough a harsh lesson in possession football by Barcelona-USA under 11’s during the California South State Cup semi-final.

The video is almost unbelievable to watch, as these Barca kids just pass the ball about like they are the real deal. They refuse to punt the ball long, instead building from the defence just like Pique, Alves, Busquets, etc.  Just watch the goal at around the 3:20 mark, it’s ridiculous.

The video is also a good example of why the English national team are so far behind the likes of Spain in terms of technical and passing football. It’s clear these kids are taught how to use the ball from a very young age.

English clubs, coaches, managers….watch this and learn:



  1. A

    July 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Aren’t Barcelona-USA a kids team in the States with no actual affiliation to Barcelona other than admiration and naming themselves after them?

    • Terry

      July 8, 2012 at 5:50 am

      The Arsenal coach with the grouchy voice is terrible – all he does is bitch and moan at the kids, no way to get the right morale into them at such a young age.

      If they were playing in America, then the kids probably found the heat difficult but they did all look a lot smaller than the other side so I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an age difference.

  2. Barca b bandit

    July 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    You cut the vid whenever arse 11’s retain the ball. I find it hard to believe that AFC 11’s didn’t have some play themselves. Impressive tho it was to watch.

  3. mark7402

    July 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Who is the number 10 For Barca? Great little player.

    It also seems like some of the Barca kids are a lot bigger and faster than the Arsenal ones. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a few years age gap in quite a few players there.

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  5. Fred

    July 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    They are US youth clubs affiliated to their clubs by being allowed to share their name only, based in S. California. Chelsea have a club named there too.

  6. Rich

    July 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    These are just youngsters from California. Many ‘soccer schools’ under a clubs banner are made up of kids who have an interest in the game, the training is of varying levels. By the looks of it, the Barca kids have some quite a lot of training while the Arsenal kids don’t play all that regularly or are on a summer camp.

  7. Sureli

    July 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    The video is edited to only show when the barca kids have the ball. The arsenal kids were passing the ball very nicely in the beginning. I wonder what the final score was. This is the kind if game you would not mind watching repeatedly. Nice stuff.

  8. Hough samson

    July 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Arsenal kid also did well, credit shound’t be given to only de barca kids.

  9. Scott

    July 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    These are 2 USA club teams from Southern California. Game is being played in Chino CA. No affiliation with England or Spain.

  10. TrueGooner

    July 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    This man calling himself RVP10 tries to slate Arsenal and England by takeing the work ethics of two peewee teams league teams in the USA and crediting it to Spain and Barcelona. Horrible Horrible you lose all credibility author. quit your blogging job please. These kids might all stop playing football by the time they are teenagers.

  11. Ismaila

    July 7, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Nice one

  12. Henry

    July 8, 2012 at 5:32 am

    that style of play is not appreciated in england especiall by d refs, absolutely Zero protection, messi scored 10 goals 4rm p.k alone, while arsenal as a team had less than 5 p.k, in spain every parent want his kid to learn good soccer in barca, but in england, money and trophies is prioritised over good football, chelsea and man u cannot teach kids good football bcos they play to win, to hell wit good football, dats y no matter what arsenal is no 1 in england

  13. Jules

    July 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Heavily biased video. The most exciting football shown was by Arsenal right at the start. I can guarantee you if both teams were shown there would be little difference!

  14. Søren Frey

    July 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    The two teams are not linked with Barca FC nor The Arsenal. So no worries. But the Barca kids in this video really are good

  15. Am

    July 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    It is pretty evident that the Barca kids have great technique I can also see that any time the arsenal kids start a good passing move, this video gets cut.

  16. tal

    July 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    all you keep hearing is idiotic instructions to the arsenal kids from half a dozen people the kids must be totally confused . they dont know who to listen to. on the continent they are guided by one or two coaches everyone else is barred from commentig during the game.

  17. Atoato mfater

    July 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Dat seems unbelievable

  18. lewey

    July 12, 2012 at 11:08 am

    the attitude of the english game needs to change they need to stop playing at 200 km’s an hour and start passing on the ground they need to form their own new style of playing a mixture of dutch,german,italian and spanish style not just copy 1 nation. they have the most money in world football so they should have no excuse!

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