Karachi is all set to host one of the country’s biggest football event this year, a seven-per-side match between a team of world stars against Pakistan’s football team. 7 International Footballers Visits Pakistan | Biggest Football Event of the Year
Pakistan had been mostly off limits for foreign sports teams since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus in 2009
7 International Footballers Visits Pakistan | Biggest Football Event of the Year
The Players who are coming in Pakistan are listed below;
- Roberto Carlos
- Robert Pires
- Nicolas Anelka
- David James
- George Boateng
- Luis Boa Morte
The team’s name has not been announced as yet but it would be like ‘rest of world’ and the team will line up against a team comprised of Pakistan’s national team players, reportedly. Seven more players are expected to join Ronaldinho for this event.
The Event is Supported by Leisure League under the sponsorship Nokia Pakistan by Advance Telecom.
The Event will go LIVE from 6th July till 8th July of 2017 in coordination with Leisure League Pakistan
Ronaldinho has signed a contract with Leisure League to visit Pakistan, a story which has been confirmed by the Brazilian star himself. He has played for Brazil in 97 matches, and was a member of the winning team in the 2002 World Cup.
“Pakistan, I am coming,”
the two-time FIFA player of the year had said in a video message posted on his Twitter account.
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) March 12, 2017
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR also welcomes ronaldinho and his team to Pakistan.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) June 19, 2017
“Football is the most popular sport in the world and in my playing days I used to follow Newcastle United so once this game is popular in Pakistan people will forget cricket,”
said Miandad, who promised a cricket lesson to Ronaldinho and the other foreign players.
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Blog Sources: SAMAA.TV, GEO.TV, PAKISTANTODAY.COM.PK