As the 100 finalists of Nike's 'The Chance' 2012 soccer competition wrapped up the first day of drills and training session, they were rewarded with a visit from members of FC Barcelona, including Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique. The two superstars, along with some of their other teammates, greeted the young footballers and offered a few tips and pointers on how to succeed on field.
"At the end of the day football is a team game. Work as a team and have fun, learn more and you will stand out and be noticed," Pique told the the youngsters.
Not surprisingly, since the even is put on by Nike, all of the soccer players, including the pro player, showed off their abilities in the latest soccer footwear from Nike. Two cleats in particular, the CTR360 Maestri III's and the Mercurial Vapor VIII's, were favorites amongst the athletes.
Check out images of the first day's action above, and stay tuned for updates on The Chance 2012.