Friday, December 28, 2007

Zico Hosts Charity Match in Brasil

Zico Hosts Charity Match in Brasil
By Nathan L. Redd

Fenerbahce Manager Zico took advantage of the holiday break by returning to his homeland of Brasil and hosting a charity match in Rio de Janeiro this week. Ironically, the game featured an all-star cast taking on former players from Flamengo, one of Zico's old clubs and a reported rival with Fenerbahce for the services of AC Milan's Ronaldo.

The match took place in Maracana Stadium in Rio - a venue where the record for goals scored is owned by Zico himself. More than 35,000 spectators turned out to see the Fenerbahce Manager take on world superstars such as Inter Milan's Adriano, Barcelona midfielder Deco, and Japanese star (and former Zico player) Hidetoshi Nakata. Zico led his former Flamengo teammates to an 8-5 win over the world stars.

(photo courtesy of Alalam News)


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