FIFA has invited some 50 players, including some of the biggest stars in world football, to take part in the Football for Hope match in Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium on 15 February (kick-off 21.00h CET). Nearly 40 of these players have already confirmed their attendance - yet more proof of the boundless solidarity of the international football family.

Organised by FIFA and UEFA with the approval of the Royal Spanish football association and with support from FC Barcelona who are providing their stadium and staff free of charge, this benefit match for the victims of the tsunami will see an XI led by Ronaldinho, the FIFA World Player 2004, take on a team captained by Andriy Shevchenko, the European Footballer of the Year 2004.

Tickets for the match are now on sale. For more information, please visit www.FIFA.com .

All of the proceeds of the Football for Hope match will be donated to the  FIFA/AFC Tsunami Solidarity Fund , which has been set up jointly by FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). UEFA has also pledged donations to this fund, which will be used to support the associations in the countries devastated by the tsunami.


FIFA/AFC Tsunami Solidarity Fund
USD current account
UBS AG, Zurich
No.: 325.519.60Q
Clearing number: 230
IBAN: CH210023023032551960Q
Swift address: UBSW CH ZH 80A  


List of players/coaches/referees who have confirmed their participation

Ronaldinho XI

Shevchenko XI

 

 

Coaches:

Coaches:

PARREIRA Carlos Alberto – BRA - National Team

LIPPI Marcello – ITA – National Team

RIJKAARD Frank – NED – FC Barcelona

WENGER Arsène – FRA - Arsenal FC

 

 

Goalkeepers:

Goalkeepers:

DIDA BRA AC Milan

BUFFON Gianluigi – ITA – Juventus

KAMENI Idriss – CMR – RCD Espanyol

CASILLAS Iker – ESP – Real Madrid

 

 

Defenders:

Defenders:

CAFÚ BRA AC Milan

KALADZE Kakhaber – GEO – AC Milan

CÓRDOBA Iván – COL – Inter Milan

KAREMBEU Christian – FRA – SC Bastia

HEINZE Gabriel – ARG – Manchester United FC

KOMPANY Vincent BEL Anderlecht

JAIDI Radhi – TUN – Bolton Wanderers FC

MALDINI Paolo – ITA – AC Milan

KUFFOUR Samuel – GHA – Bayern Munich

PUYOL Carles – ESP – FC Barcelona

MÁRQUEZ Álvarez Rafael - MEX – FC Barcelona

 

RADEBE Lucas RSA Leeds United FC

 

ZANETTI Javier – ARG – Inter Milan

 

 

 

Midfielders/Attackers:

Midfielders/Attackers:

CHA Doo-Ri – KOR – Eintracht Frankfurt

BALLACK Michael – GER – Bayern Munich

DROGBA Didier – CIV – Chelsea FC

BECKHAM David – ENG – Real Madrid

ETO'O Samuel – CMR – FC Barcelona

DECO - POR FC Barcelona

KAKÁ - BRA AC Milan

DEISLER Sebastian – GER – Bayern Munich

MAHDAVIKIA Mehdi – IRN – Hamburger SV

DEL PIERO Alessandro – ITA – Juventus

PARK Ji-Sung – KOR – PSV Eindhoven

GERRARD Steven ENG – Liverpool FC

RONALDINHO BRA FC Barcelona

GIULY Ludovic – FRA – FC Barcelona

 

HENRY Thierry – FRA – Arsenal FC

 

LAMPARD Frank – ENG – Chelsea FC

 

RAÚL González – ESP – Real Madrid

 

SHEVCHENKO Andriy UKR AC Milan

 

VIEIRA Patrick FRA – Arsenal FC

 

VOGEL Johann – SUI – PSV Eindhoven

 

ZIDANE Zinedine – FRA – Real Madrid

 

 

Team colours: Red/Red/Red

Team colours: Blue/White/Blue


Referee: Pierluigi COLLINA (ITA)
Assistant Referee: Mohamed SAEED (MDV)
Assistant Referee: Jason Joseph DAMOO (SEY)
4th Official: Eduardo ITURRALDE GONZALEZ (ESP)