In 2006 FC Barcelona and UNICEF signed a global alliance to promote the development of programmes designed to help thousands of boys and girls in vulnerable situations around the world.
L’equip ideal tells the story of five children from Ghana and shows how sport, via these programmes, helps them to better themselves. The documentary centres on the daily lives of Joyce, Bernice, Salamatu, Bawa and Benjamin. They are all between 12 and 18 years old, come from deprived social backgrounds and do some type of sport. It is this fact of doing sport that enables them to take on board a series of values, such as teamwork, discipline and accepting defeat, amongst others.
To emphasise the educational importance of sport, as well as the five main figures, L’equip ideal also includes input from various experts (teachers, heads of NGOs, Unicef workers, the children’s family members, etc.) and Carles Puyol, the captain of FC Barcelona’s first team.
L’equip ideal also shows the social and economic environment the five children live in, touching on aspects such as poverty, child labour, lack of educational material, absenteeism of teachers, and sexually transmitted diseases.