Soccer Players Show Sportsmanship And Humility By Consoling Their Opponents After Victory

There's no shame if you've left it all on the pitch.

When Barcelona's youth soccer team defeated Japanese team Omiya Ardija in an International Under-12 match this past weekend, they showed more than just astounding skills up and down the pitch — they also showed humility, compassion, and an ethos of good sportsmanship.

After a hard-played match, some of the young Omiya Ardija players — frustrated with the 1-0 defeat — broke down in tears of exhaustion. Much to the credit of these young athletes, they were comforted with hugs, pats on the back, pep talks, and more by their Spanish rivals, and received them with the dignity and grace becoming of true sportsmen.