Brazil legend Ronaldinho and Portugal icon Luis Figo will lead out two star-studded groups in a ‘Match for Solidarity’ on the banks of Lake Geneva.
Heroes from days passed by will don their boots as soon as extra in only a few days time and they are going to be managed by coaches with undisputed soccer pedigree.
With not lengthy to go, Objective brings you all the things you’ll want to know concerning the occasion, together with when it is occurring, the place and what gamers will likely be concerned.
What’s the Match for Solidarity?
The Match for Solidarity is a three way partnership between the European soccer governing physique UEFA and the United Nations (UN) that, in keeping with the official UEFA web site, has been organized “within the title of peace, human rights and well-being”.
Whereas different related occasions have been held previously, it’s the first time UEFA has teamed up with the UN.
Solidarity is the secret, because the UN and @UEFA group up for the first time ever to arrange a
#MatchForSolidarity on 21 April!
— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) February 13, 2018
All proceeds from the match, together with the accompanying charity dinner and digital public sale (which begins on April 6), will go to the UEFA Basis for Youngsters, which is able to assist to finance humanitarian endeavours and initiatives for youngsters with disabilities.
Throughout the launch of the occasion in February, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin mentioned that he was happy to see soccer “being a drive for good”, whereas group captain Luis Figo revealed that he was “very honoured” to be a part of an occasion that goals to assist youngsters in want.
When & the place is the Match for Solidarity?
The Match for Solidarity will likely be held at Stade de Geneve on Saturday April 21.
Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 BST (10:00 ET) and pre-match actions will happen within the hour earlier than then.
|Sport||Crew Ronaldinho vs Crew Figo|
|Date||Saturday, April 21|
|Time||15:00 BST / 10:00 ET|
Stade de Geneve is a multi-purpose stadium with a capability of over 30,000 that’s dwelling to Swiss Problem League facet Servette.
It has performed host to prime degree soccer previously with three Euro 2008 video games going down there in addition to plenty of pleasant video games involving Argentina, England and Brazil.
In addition to soccer, Stade de Geneve has been the venue for rugby union and ice hockey.
Match for Solidarity tickets
Tickets for the sport went on sale in February and are in the stores now.
They’ll price 10 CHF (£7.50 / €eight.50), 17 CHF (£12.70 / €14.50) and 22 CHF (£16.50 / €18.70).
These tickets might be bought on-line at www.ticketcorner.ch.
What gamers are concerned?
Ronaldinho and Figo will likely be supported by a glittering forged in Geneva, as two all-star panels face off.
UEFA has confirmed the complete record of gamers to be in attendance, with world superstars aplenty – from each the women and men’s sport – set to be on present.
|Ronaldinho’s group||Luis Figo’s group|
|Antonis Nikopolidis||Vitor Baia|
|Juliano Belletti||Michel Salgado|
|Cafu||Frank de Boer|
|Casey Stoney||Cristian Chivu|
|Eric Abidal||Dejan Stankovic|
|Michael Essien||Robert Pires|
|Youri Djorkaeff||Jari Litmanen|
|Gaizka Mendieta||Christian Karembeu|
|Ronald de Boer||Andrea Pirlo|
|Alexander Frei||Robbie Keane|
|Patrick Kluivert||Kelly Smith|
|Celia Sasic||Nuno Gomes|
|Ronaldinho (captain)||Luis Figo (captain)|
As you may see an unlimited span of nationalities will likely be represented within the sport, with a number of World Cup winners additionally current.
The groups will likely be managed by three-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti and present France boss Didier Deschamps.
The referee for the match will likely be Pierluigi Collina.