Barcelona FC President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, met with former U.S President, Barack Obama, at half-time of the Catalan club’s International Champions Cup 1-0 win against Manchester United on Wednesday.
Obama was present as a special guest at the FedEx Field, in the United States, to witness Barca win their second successive match in which Neymar scored the only goal of the game in the first half.
The Spanish club released a statement saying that Obama was very “cordial” during the meeting, in which he talked with Bartomeu about the possibility of working with the club’s Foundation in the future.
“During Mr Obama’s encounter with Mr Bartomeu, the two talked about the work the FC Barcelona Foundation is carrying out in the United States,” the statement explained.
“In addition, they also talked about the FCBEscoles project and the women’s football team the club will be fielding in the country. The two also discussed the possibility of a future project involving both the Foundation and Mr Obama.”
It was revealed that the meeting was organised by James Costos who was appointed as the club’s new strategic advisor in the United States earlier this month.
Costos previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra from 2013 to 2017 and has also worked as a corporate and executive manager in the retail and entertainment industry.