The fortress stadium was jam-packed when International stars arrived to play an exhibition football match on this Sunday. The players were here to highlight and promote the underrepresented footballing talent in Pakistan and connect with the national players. Two matches were played, one in Karachi hockey stadium and the other in Lahore Fortress Stadium.
The squad who came and visited Pakistan included big names like Brazilian Ronaldinho, Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs, French footballers Nicolas Anelka and Robert Pires, Portugal’s Luis Boa Morte, Dutch footballer George Boateng and ex England goal keeper David James.
Both matches were very well received and crowded stadiums showed how much people of Pakistan love football and the players.
The World Group is the company behind the successful event and UK-based Leisure Leagues coming to the country. “We aim for the promotion of sports and specifically football in Pakistan. Balochistan has so much talent in this field and we will bring the people of the country platforms through which they can shine and show their talent to the world, says Mehmood Trunkwala, chairman of the World Company.
Giggs and other players thanked the organizers and said they were privileged to take part.
Organizers are determined to bring more events related to football and other sports in the country for the promotion and soft imaging of Pakistan across the world.