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Barca legend Puyol meets refugees in Greece ahead of El Clasico

TAGS: Migration, Soccer, Charity

Former Spain captain Carles Puyol posed for selfies and talked soccer with more than 1,000 refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece, ahead of the "clasico" Spanish league match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The refugees live in four camps near Thessaloniki and will watch the game later on Sunday on two giant indoor screens on the grounds of the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.

Puyol, a former Barcelona captain, unsurprisingly predicted his team will do well in the top-of-the-table clash.

Accompanied by La Liga president Javier Tebas and Greek migration minister Yannis Mouzalas, Puyol is attending the "Football Family Day" event, organized by La Liga, Spanish media group Mediapro and NGOs InterVolve and Open Cultural Center.

[AP]

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