Ronaldinho and Friends are finally in Pakistan. They were here to play some exhibition matches. Around seven of the top footballers from the around the world will participate in these games. Famous Football Players Coming to Pakistan
Ronaldinho & Friends Football Players Playing in Pakistan
There are around seven players who will play exhibition matches in Pakistan. Here is the list of seven players to play the games.
- David James, the former goalkeeper of England.
- Ryan Giggs of the Manchester United.
- Ronaldinho, one of the football greats from Brazil.
- Roberto Carlos, another star player from Brazil.
- George Batang, a Dutch player.
- Robert Pires from France.
- Luis Boa Morte from Portuguese.
These seven players will play exhibition matches to be held in Lahore and Karachi.
Out of these seven players, Robert Carlos has not yet come to Pakistan. The organizers are saying that Roberto Carlos will be playing the matches.
Company Behind Bringing Ronaldinho and Friends
The World Group is the company which formed the UK’s Leisure Leagues. Leisure Leagues is making the arrangements for bringing the top football talent to Pakistan. The idea is to promote the game of football in a country where cricket is considered the primary sport. The attack on the Sri Lankan team resulted in international cricket going away from Pakistan.
Ronaldinho on Playing in Pakistan
Ronaldinho said that he is happy about playing in Pakistan. Furthermore, he wants to promote the game of football in the country. By playing in Pakistan, he wants to popularize the game among the youth and promote football on the highest level possible.
Giggs on Playing in Pakistan
Similarly, Giggs also showed excitement over the prospects of playing the game in Pakistan. Giggs is playing to replace the Chelsea and England Captain John Terry, who could not play because of his commitments towards Aston Villa.,
Security Arrangements for Ronaldinho and Friends
The security of Ronaldinho and Friends is given to the Pakistani Army. The Army will take care of the security matters and ensure safety around the hotels and stadiums. Pakistan used to have a glorious football past. The country was among the top Asian football sides by the 1970s. However, the lack of interest from the government and priorities towards cricket, the game started lacking interest.
Pakistan football team captain Kaleemullah said that it was a great occasion that international players were taking part in the game. The captain will take part in one of the games.