School Kids Play With Soccer Stars in Charming Candid Video

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Manchester United and Netherlands star Robin van Persie hosted his annual soccer festival for kids recently in Rotterdam. At one point during the event, he and two other pros — Karim Touzani and Tonny Vilhena — took some time for a quick game of keep-away with a few of the young players. The result — the video, above — has become a hit on the sports web with more than 400,000 views in just two days.

The video has captured sports fans’ imaginations for two main reasons. First: van Persie’s jaw-dropping skills as he shows off and messes around in ways we don’t typically see in his more serious matches. Second, and perhaps even cooler: the joyful reaction of spectators and the kids at getting such an up-close encounter with one of their soccer heroes.

Check it out for yourself above, and let us know what you think in the comments.

Homepage image courtesy of YouTube, FGols7i

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