Islamabad July (TNS): At a time when Pakistan is facing international isolation in sports with major cricket teams shying away from playing in the country, eight legendary footballers led by Brazilian footballers Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos are arriving in Pakistan on Saturday.
The other international players include Ryan Gigss, David James (UK), George Boateng (Holland), Robert Perez (Brazil), Luís Boa Morte (Portugal) and Nicolas Anelka (France).
Ronaldinho will lead the team which will play two exhibition matches during the visit to Pakistan.
The first match will be played on Saturday (July 8) at the Hockey Club of Pakistan in Karachi and the second match will be played on Sunday (July 9) in Lahore.
The two matches have been arranged Leisure Leagues. The World Group is the company behind UK-based Leisure Leagues coming to Pakistan in the first place.
World Group Chief Operating Officer Ishaq Shah said the national champions of the Leisure Leagues will get the unique chance of playing alongside these players said. He said that each team will have a maximum of 10 players, with seven playing and three subs, so as many as 12 local players will rub shoulders with these eight legends of the beautiful game.