You’ve seen the best of football matches on television, but ever thought you could actually witness one live? Believe it or not football lovers, but here’s a treat for you guys. On April 27th, the legends of famous European football clubs, FC Barcelona and Juventus will be bringing out their best in the field of DY Patil Stadium.
David Trezeguet, Edgar Davids, Paulo Montero, Ciro Ferrara are some of the established players that will be part of the match.
Andoni Golcoetxea, Frederik Dehu, M A Nadal, Frank de Boer, Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Jose Edmilson are some of the Barcelona legends who are in the first list of players. Trezeguet and Zambrotta were former World Cup winners with their countries France (1998) and Italy (2006). Zambrotta had also played in the ISL for Delhi Dynamos in 2016. However, according to Kaushik Moulik, Founder of Football Next Foundation, said that the list is preliminary and it can undergo changes.
“The legends are those who have played in World Cups, European championships or in over 200 matches. They are expected to arrive on April 24,” said Moulik who also arranged the top Bundesliga club Bayern Munich’s trip to Kolkata in 2010.
“We have plans with these teams to help in developing Indian football. That’s the whole idea,” he added.
Dr Vijay Patil, president of D Y Patil Sports Academy said it will be a great opportunity to showcase our country.
“The game will be telecast live by the two clubs on their own TV. There will be a huge audience to watch it,” said Moulik, adding that the cost of tickets for the public to watch the game at the stadium will be priced between Rs 500 and 1,500.