Barcelona’s under 12 team proved football really is a gentleman’s game after they were filmed on the pitch consoling their Japanese rivals, after beating them 1-0 in the final of the Junior Soccer World Challenge on Sunday.

Players from the local side Omiya Ardija looked visibly distraught at the final whistle, as the Barcelona team celebrated their win.

One boy was  seen crouched on the pitch with his head in his hands, while others stumbled around sobbing.

One boy was  seen crouched on the pitch with his head in his hands
One boy was  seen crouched on the pitch with his head in his hands

It wasn’t long before the Barcelona boys noticed and rushed to hug their rivals in a touching display of sportsmanship.

A player sobs into his shirt
A player sobs into his shirt

One player from the Omiya Ardija team who looked particularly upset by the loss received hugs from at least half the Barcelona side.

One player from the Omiya Ardija received hugs from at least half the Barcelona side
One player from the Omiya Ardija received hugs from at least half the Barcelona side

On the Barcelona side, another player took it upon himself to give almost the entire team of his tearful rivals a pep talk.

A Barcelona player gives his rival a pep talk
A Barcelona player gives his rival a pep talk

Perhaps their seniors could learn a thing or two from the Catalan U-12’s

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