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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

UEFA and UN will Team Up to Set a charity match in Geneva on April 21 2018

On April 21 next year, UEFA and the United Nations will collaborate to stage a charity match in Geneva European football’s governing body said on Tuesday.

Champions League Manager winner Carlo Ancelotti and France coach Didier Deschamps Will be managing the two star studded teams and captained by Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, will take to the field at the Stade de Geneve in a match whose proceeds UEFA says will help “finance international humanitarian and development projects”.

“I am honoured to participate in this global event. As the most popular sport in the world, football is uniquely placed to bring people together and to be a force for good,” said Figo, who is currently a UEFA football advisor.

“As players, it is great that we can give something back to society and help create a better world.”

The coaches and captains will select their teams in the coming months. Former international referee Pierluigi Collina will officiate the contest.

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