Forty international players, joined UN goodwill ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the tenth annual Match Against Poverty, backed by UEFA and played in Brazil, refereed by former Italian referee and current UEFA chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina. The match is organized to raise awareness of global development challenges and funds through ticket sales, sponsorship and broadcast rights to support projects to help reduce poverty in Brazil and Africa.
The squads are as follows…..
RONALDO AND FRIENDS TEAM Coached by Carlos Alberto Parreira:
Danrlei, Dida, Cafú, Serginho, Réver, Junior Baiano, Roque Junior, Roberto Carlos, William, Lucas, Juninho Paulista, Zinho, Djalminha, Roger, Zico, Denilson, Ronaldo, Neymar, Leandro Damião, Bebeto, Cacá Ferrari, Romário, Edmundo, Paulinho.
ZIDANE AND FRIENDS TEAM Coached Luiz Felipe Scolari:
Vitor Baía, Juliano Belletti, Diego Cavalieri, Emerson, Fernando Hierro, Míchel Salgado, Fernando Couto, Juan Pablo Sorín, Paolo Montero, Carlos Gamarra, Hidetoshi Nakata, Zinédine Zidane, Deco, Santiago Solari, Fredrik Ljungberg, Juan Román Riquelme, Christian Karembeu, Alex de Souza, Pedro Pauleta, Sebastián Abreu, Hulk, Falcão, Mário Jardel.
Hit the jump to see all the highlights of the match …..
Check out this little cheerleader get maaaaad emotional when Neymar gives her a hug….