Eight global footballers, including former Brazilian footballers Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos, have arrived in Pakistan Saturday morning.
According to Samaa, the star footballers reached Pakistan on board special plane amid stringent security arrangements at Islamabad airport.
The players will showcase their otherworldly skills while playing with a group of Pakistani players in two matches in Karachi and Lahore.
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Brazilian football celebrity Ronaldinho is accompanied by Brazil's 2002 World Cup winning teammate, Roberto Carlos, former French midfielder Robert Pires, France's Nicolas Anelka, Portugal's Luis Boa Morte, Holland's George Boateng, England's David James and former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs. The footballers will also meet Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa during their visit, who will hold a reception in their honor.
The players arrived in Karachi on Saturday on a private jet manned by the Pakistan military. Interestingly, the Pakistani players who will play alongside the worldwide stars of the exhibition games, have complained that they have not been promised any payments from the organizers.
One team will be captained by Ronaldinho while the other will play under the supervision of Ryan Giggs. Ronaldinho will also be inaugurating a football academy being set up in DHA Lahore.
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