Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I strongly believe that the power of sport can drive the social change, bringing us together for a great cause. Yesterday evening, at at Luz stadium in Lisbon, forty international football stars and over 65.000 spectators helped Haiti to hope for the future.

LISBON, Portugal—Kaka and Robert Pires were among the scorers in a charity game to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
More than two dozen current and retired international players pulled on jerseys for the annual Match against Poverty.
They also included France's Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry, and Portugal's Luis Figo. Romanian football legends Gheorghe Hagi and Gica Popescu have played again on an all-star team. The game was organized by the United Nations Development Program and Portuguese club Benfica, which hosted the game at its Stadium of Light on Monday.
Kaka and Zidane's team drew 3-3 with a selection of current and past Benfica players.
Proceeds from the game and associated activities were for relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti. The amount raised was not immediately available.

© Copyright 2010 Associated Press/Daily Life

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Anonymous said...

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