Barca memorabilia raises charity funds in Beijing

A signed pair of Lionel Messi's boots have been sold for 4,000 euros at an auction in Beijing during Spanish Primera Liga club Barcelona's commercial tour of Asia, Spanish media reported. They were the boots the Argentina forward wore when he scored a goal for Barcelona in the King's Cup semi-final first leg against Getafe in April. Other items of Barca memorabilia auctioned included the shirt France striker Thierry Henry wore at his official presentation in June and a cutting of Brazil forward Ronaldinho's hair. Around 1.5 million euros were raised for disabled children in China.