Ronaldinho and squad arrived Pakistan to promote football
Eight top footballers from around the globe arrived Pakistan via private jet. The footballers include Brazilian legend Ronaldinho,England David James, Ryyan Giggs, John Terry, Roberto Carlos and more. Pakistan made special arrangements for their visit to the country.
The former players are set to feature exhibition games in the country. Two exhibition matches will be played by the players. The players boarded at Benazir International Airport from a special plane. Later football players arrived in Karachi from Islamabad and are moved to hotel under strict security.
Players also met Chief of Army Staff Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa who thanked and welcomed foreign players for their visit to the country.
In return, players also thanked Chief of Army Staff to organize their visit to the country. Players said that Pakistan is a country full of beauty and they are looking forward to enjoy their trip at its fullest.
According to reports, Pakistan Army will provide the security to the players. Pakistan Army will deploy army in and around the hotels, airports and over the stadium.
Two teams ‘Ronaldinho-11’ and ‘Ryan Giggs-11’ along with Pakistani footballers will play two seven a-side matches one in Karachi at Abdul Sattar Edhi National Hockey Stadium while other one at Fortress Stadium, Lahore.
Mohammad Rasool, Mohammad Essa, Mohammad Adil, Aziz, Adnan, Razik, Mohammad Adil, and Ahmed, Pakistani players and George Boateng, David James and Nicolas Anelka, foreign players will play for the Ryann Giggs-11 team.
While foreign players Boa Morte, Robert Pires and Pakistani players Yousuf Butt, Saddam Hussain, Kaleemullah, Saadullah, Hassan Bashir, Riaz, Kamran will play for Ronaldinho-11 team.
Ronaldinho won the “World Player of the year” title twice and was also the part of World Cup winning team of 2002. Ronaldinho said that he is very excited to visit and play in Pakistan.
Football fans are really excited to watch their favorite players at their home ground. Many of the fans said that they have spent their savings on tickets.
For Pakistani players, it would be memorable moment of their career as they will get opportunity to play with top line football players of the globe. It is worth mentioning here that Ronaldinho will also inaugurate football academy in DHA Lahore.
The visit of foreign players will surely promote the football in the country. This tour of foreign players will also build trust of other countries to visit Pakistan.