SportsYoung Barça star Lamine Yamal aces exams amid Euro 2024 triumph

Young Barça star Lamine Yamal aces exams amid Euro 2024 triumph

In the photo: Lamine Yamal
In the photo: Lamine Yamal
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8:49 AM EDT, June 29, 2024

Lamine Yamal traveled with the Spanish national team to Euro 2024. Despite this, he couldn't abandon his studies, which he continued during the tournament. Now, the not-yet-17-year-old has announced his exam results.

Euro 2024 officially began on June 14. Since the opening match, a full round of group stage matches has been played. The Spanish national team made it to the Round of 16.

La Furia Roja won all their matches. First, they defeated Croatia 3-0, then secured narrow victories over Italy and Albania, each with a 1-0 scoreline.

On the Spanish side, we can already observe the action of a young generation. A staple player of the squad is a not-yet-17-year-old talent from FC Barcelona, Lamine Yamal.

For him, the trip to the tournament in Germany in June was problematic due to school obligations. Yamal revealed he brought his homework and attended remote classes, allowing him to balance playing in a major event with his studies.

The Barça star, who has become the youngest player in the history of the European Championships, has now completed the school year. We learned this from his statement on a Spanish radio station.

- I passed all my exams and now have the ESO title, - he boasted on Onda Cero.
- Have I seen my grades yet? To be honest, I saw a notification on my phone that I passed, so I closed the app, called my mom, and shared the news, - added Yamal.

ESO signifies the completion of Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, the second level of mandatory education. It's analogous to the Polish "matura," but in Spain, education at this level begins at age 12 and ends four years later.

Subsequent levels of education in Spain are no longer compulsory. Thanks to this, the not-yet-17-year-old can now focus on developing his sports career, which is heading in a good direction.

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