Nearly 20 football players have confirmed their participation in the 10th edition of the Match Against Poverty taking place for the first time in Brazil, on December 19, at the Arena of Grêmio in Porto Alegre. October 30, 2012
Nearly 20 football players have confirmed their participation in the 10th edition of the Match Against Poverty taking place for the first time in Brazil, on December 19, at the Arena of Grêmio in Porto Alegre. Ronaldo and Zidane will each choose and lead his own team to compete against the other.
Ronaldo’s team already hasand Lucas, current stars of the Brazilian National team, as well as Romario, one of the greatest strikers of all time. Also in Porto Alegre will be the forwards and Denilson, and the defenders Belletti, Serginho and Roque Junior, who recently retired. Other stars such as , Italian , Argentinian and Portuguese Pedro Pauleta will also be in Porto Alegre for the match. Christian Karembeu,(France) Michel Salgado (Spain) and (Japan) are other former players who have confirmed their participation in the match.
, World Cup winner coach for Brazil in 2002, and Mano Menezes, current coach of the Brazilian National team, will be the team captains. The Italian legend Pierluigi Collina, who refereed eight of nine matches held so far, will again be the referee of this year.
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