ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Eight international footballers, including former Brazilian footballers Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos arrived in Pakistan Saturday morning.
According to details, the star footballers reached Pakistan on board special plane amid stringent security arrangements at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad.
The security arrangements have been put in place under the aegis of Pakistan Army. The international players were escorted from airport to the hotel under tightened VVIP security.
Brazilian football celebrity Ronaldinho is accompanied by Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winning teammate, Roberto Carlos, former French midfielder Robert Pires, France’s Nicolas Anelka, Portugal’s Luis Boa Morte, Holland’s George Boateng, England’s David James and former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs.
England’s David James and Dutch star George Boateng are also among the top former players to feature in exhibition games in Pakistan.
Ronaldinho will lead one team and Ryan Giggs will captain the other side. Both the teams will be a mix-up of foreign and local players.
CEO Leisure Leagues, Ishaq Shah believes the tour will help in many ways to promote football in Pakistan. Ronaldinho will also be inaugurating a football academy being set up in DHA Lahore.