Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi took time away from Barcelona's busy Thailand training schedule to visit a group of learning disabled children.

Messi joined in alongside the children - all kitted out in the new Barcelona shirt - with goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto at the Unicef event.

The pair joined the group of Thai children and youths, as they tried their hand at shooting past Pinto and both players signed autographs for the young Barcelona supporters.

There was also an opportunity for the children to ask Barcelona's prize asset questions at the event to promote social inclusion for disabled children.

Barcelona are preparing for their friendly against the Thailand national team in Bangkok on Wednesday, and £50million signing Neymar was with his other team-mates at another public event. 

The Brazil forward was joined by countryman Adriano and Chilean Alexis Sanchez as they talked to a group of young Thai footballers.


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Published 06/08/2013