Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Some of the finest players to ever play professional football will be appearing in the Ronaldo & Friends v Zidane & Friends match this Wednesday evening in Brazil.
The annual charity match raises 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.
Pierluigi Collina will come out of retirement to referee the match but it is the huge amount of global football stars, besides Ronaldo and Zidane, that will have your searching for a place to watch this match.
Last season, Ronaldo and Zidane joined up on the same team to play Hamburg, highlights below.
Check out the ridiculous squad lists below.
RONALDO & FRIENDS TEAM
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.
Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira.
ZIDANE & FRIENDS TEAM
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.
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari.