Players from Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion's Under-12 sides had a weekend they will never forget when they took part in the Premier League’s second Christmas Truce international youth tournament at Ypres.
The youngsters joined teams from Belgium, Germany and France in the annual youth development competition to honour the sacrifice made by previous generations of footballers in the First World War.
They also joined two of the competing teams, Anderlecht and Beerschot, at the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, which commemorates the 57,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Ypres Salient of the First World War.
Martyn Heather, the Premier League's Head of Education and Welfare, said: "Lionel Messi said recently that being the best player in the world was not important to him but being a good person was. I used that quote over the weekend with the boys and I suppose that’s the sort of philosophy we are trying to embed into our young players as we go along."