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Ronaldo, Zidane name squads in UNDP Match Against Poverty

Ronaldo, Zidane name squads in UNDP Match Against Poverty

PanARMENIAN.Net - Forty international football players will join UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors and football legends Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the tenth annual Match Against Poverty, held this year in Porto Alegre, Brazil, UNDP official website reported.

The friendly football match on December 19 has been organized to raise awareness of global development challenges and funds through ticket sales, sponsorship and broadcast rights to support projects to help reduce poverty in Brazil and Africa.

Ronaldo&Friends team includes: Danrlei, Dida, Cafú, Serginho, Réver, Junior Baiano, Roque Junior, Roberto Carlos, William, Lucas, Juninho Paulista, Zinho, Djalminha, Roger, Zico, Denilson, Ronaldo, Neymar, Leandro Damião, Bebeto, CacáFerrari, Romário, Edmundo, Paulinho, with Carlos Alberto Parreira as a coach.

The following players are in Zidane&Friends squad: Vitor Baía, Juliano Belletti, Diego Cavalieri, Emerson, Fernando Hierro, Michel Salgado, Fernando Couto, Juan Pablo Sorin, Paolo Montero, Carlos Gamarra, Nakata, Zinedine Zidane, Deco, Santiago Solari, Fredrik Ljungberg, Riquelme, Christian Karembeu, Alexde Souza, Pedro Pauleta, Loco Abreu, Hulk, Falcão, Mário Jardel, with Luiz Felipe Scolari as a coach.

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