A kids' football team in America has become an internet sensation for their dazzling brand of tiny tot tiki-taka football.
The California-based under-11 team takes its inpiration from the masters of tiki taka themselves, Barcelona. They've called their team Barcelona-USA, and the kids even play in the same strips as the Catalan giants.
The resemblance is more than just skin deep, however: the kids are entrenched in the tiki-taka philosophy of keeping the ball as much as possible in order to build up patiently, force an opening and deliver a killer blow.
Considering that you're watching kids of 10 and 11 years old, the quality on display is exceptional: the video below shows Barcelona-USA playing against another California-based team called Arsenal in a match that was the semi-finals of the State Cup.
And it was no mismatch: Arsenal have been the top side in the area for 10 years, but they are absolutely taken to school byRead More »from Tiny tots’ terrific take on tiki-taka