But we use this Match to raise both funds and awareness that the solution is in everyone’s hands. Working together we will all be winners in the Match Against Poverty.”
Zidane, who will play in Brazil for the first time, said that after ten years of playing with Ronaldo he is excited to play against him and his friends at the Match Against Poverty.
“Although it will be a friendly match, I very much look forward to playing against my old friend in Porto Alegre,” he said.
The Match in Porto Alegre follows nine successful editions that took place in Basel, Madrid, Dusseldorf, Marseille, Málaga, Fez, Lisboa, Athens and Hamburg. Each year funds raised support specific projects in different countries facing difficult challenges.
“At the tenth match we will use the proceeds to support solutions in my own country, as well as another programme in Africa in which Brazil is actively engaged in” said Ronaldo.
Italian legend Pierluigi Collina, who refereed eight out of the nine editions to date, will be the referee of the Match this year again: “It is not easy to find a charity initiative that is able to reach its 10th anniversary. Tel: + 41 22 917 83 68; aziyade.poltier (at) undp (dot) org;
Online: visit http://www.undp.org/geneva/match_against_poverty.html http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/goodwillambassadors/match_against_poverty/
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