Team Ronaldinho loses UEFA-UN charity match in Geneva

By Fatih Erel, Geneva on April 22, 2018

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A charity football match was organized by UEFA and the UN on Saturday to raise funds for children with disabilities​.

The two teams of the match held in Geneva Stadium in Switzerland were captained by Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, and had Carlo Ancelotti and Didier Deschamps as the coaches.

Figo’s team won 4-3 and Ronaldinho missed a penalty in the first half of the match.

The list of players in Figo’s team, coached by Didier Deschamps were Luis Figo (captain), Dida, Vítor Baía, Michel Salgado, Frank de Boer, Rio Ferdinand, Cristian Chivu, Dejan Stankovic, Robert Pires, Jari Litmanen, Christian Karembeu, Andrea Pirlo, Raul, Robbie Keane, Kelly Smith and Nuno Gomes.

The list of players, who were coached by Carlo Ancelotti and joined Ronaldinho’s team, included: Ronaldinho (captain), David James, Antonis Nikopolidis, Juliano Belletti, Cafu, Edmilson, Casey Stoney, Eric Abidal, Michael Essien, Youri Djorkaeff, Gaizka Mendieta, Ronald de Boer, Henrik Larsson, Alexander Frei, Patrick Kluivert and Celia Sasic.

There were two women players in the lists, Celia Sasic and Kelly Smith.

Former Italian referee Pierluigi Collina officiated the match.

The funds collected will be used to finance humanitarian and development projects to help children with disabilities both at a local and global level, UEFA said. (Anadolu Agency)

•Photo shows Ronaldinho

Source Daily Sports

Posted April 22, 2018

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