Former football superstars to play charity match in Johor

Former football superstars Luis Figo, Claudio Caniggia and Robert Pires.

PETALING JAYA: Some of football’s most illustrious former players will be coming to Malaysia to play in an all-star charity match, including World Cup winners Roberto Carlos and Bebeto.

In a Facebook post, Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said the match on June 30 would also feature other big names such as former Real Madrid and Portugal star Luis Figo and former Argentine forward Claudio Caniggia.

Other players set to feature are Italy’s Marco Materazzi and France’s Robert Pires. Both players won the World Cup for their respective countries in 2006 and 1998.

The match will see the Rest of the World XI go up against a Johor Darul T’azim (JDT) Selection.

“Fans sessions for autographs and photo opportunities will be held, too.

“Proceeds from the match will be donated to the Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Foundation, National Cancer Society of Malaysia and the Women’s Aid Organisation,” Tunku Ismail said.