From Elmi Rizal Elias
JAKARTA, April 18 (Bernama) -- International football legends will visit Indonesia to play against the country's national players in an exhibition match, titled 'Battle of the Stars', at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here on May 10.
The promoter of the event, Ophan Lamara, said 18 international football legends including Ronaldo, Luis Figo, Pavel Nedved, Edgar Davids and Paolo Maldini, grouped in the Elite Players Group (EPG), will face the Indonesia Stars consisting of recent and former Indonesian top players.
"We are still waiting for the confirmation of three players, Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Fabio Cannavaro," Lamara said on Thursday.
Lamara said Zidane was still occupied with Real Madrid, Roberto Carlos was busy with his position as a 2014 World Cup ambassador while Cannavaro was involved as a coach of a football club in Qatar.
Other players who had confirmed to play in the exhibition match are Jens Lehnman, Marco Materazzi, Nakata, Francesco Toldo, Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Ballack, Rigobert Song, Deco, Fernando Morientes, Gianluca Zambrotta and Hernan Crespo.....