UEFA and UNOG are joining forces to organise a charity football match. "The Match for Solidarity" will involve two teams featuring former star players and will take place on Saturday 21 April 2018 at 16.00 CET at the Stade de Genève. The two teams will be managed by Carlo Ancelotti and Didier Deschamps, and will be captained by Luís Figo and Ronaldinho respectively.
A glittering roster of players has been assembled for the event, including: Éric Abidal, Vitor Baia, Cafu, Deco, Dida, Youri Djorkaeff, Edmilson, Alexander Frei, Nuno Gomes, Christian Karembeu, Patrick Kluivert, Robbie Keane, Henrik Larsson, Jari Litmanen, Gaizka Mendieta, Robert Pirès, Andrea Pirlo, Célia Šašić, Dejan Stanković and many more.
The proceeds from this event, as well as from the charity dinner and a unique digital football auction, will go to the UEFA Foundation for Children. The funds will be used to finance humanitarian and development projects to help children with disabilities at both local and global levels.