posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 11:59 AM
Some of the biggest names in world football will congregate at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night for a unique charity match to raise money for the victims
of the tsunami in south-east Asia.
Organised by FIFA and UEFA in a joint venture, the idea is that 'football will help football' and that the cash raised from the Ronaldinho XI v
Shevchenko XI match will go to the Tsunami Solidarity Fund in order to help those involved in football in the affected areas.
FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho will lead one of the teams against a side captained by European Footballer of the Year Shevchenko. Among the
players who will be turning out are David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Michael Ballack, Kaka, Thierry Henry and Raul. Ronaldinho's team will be coached
by Carlos Alberto Parreira and Frank Rijkaard while Marcello Lippi and Arsene Wenger will be in control of Shevchenko's men.
"Football is a game of the people and in this difficult time it is important that the football world is mobilised to help with the tsunami disaster,"
said UEFA president Lennart Johansson.
"The football world has already acted quickly with FIFA pledging 1million and UEFA and the Asian Football Confederation 500,000 each.