ROMA v. REAL @ Giants Stadium

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Jersey, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. Jersey

    Jersey New Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Gotta a question. Roma is taking on Real Madrid on 8/8 at Giants STadium. I realize that most of the top names aren't gonna play...but do you think any of the first team guys will, or will it be mostly reserves? My own bet is on the latter. Thanks.
  2. MadridForever

    MadridForever Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    The Real Madrid big names will play (Zidane, Figo, Roberto Carlos, Raul, McManaman, Morientes, Hierro, etc) because is one of the games in which the team celebrate its centenary. And because part of money of the game will go to the United Nation's Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria that kills millions people each year in the third wold countries.

    The result is that the Real Madrid (named FIFA best team of the 20th Century, 9 Champion league winner, the last time this year) will play a friendly match against the Roma (2001 Italian Champion,2nd 2002). Between the two teams they have 5 of the 10 soccer players in the world:

    Zinade (two times winner),Figo (1 time winner), Raul (number 3 last year), Roberto Carlos, Totti.

    And many world level players like like Cafu, MacMannaman, Guardiola, Morientes, Montella, etc

    A link about the match in the United Nations web page:

    summary of the news :
    "24 July – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the announcement that two champion European football teams will play an exhibition game in the United States to raise money for the global fight against HIV/AIDS, a UN spokesman announced today .......... A proportion of the funds raised will be shared by United Nations programmes to combat HIV/AIDS and the independent Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Secretary-General will make brief remarks at the opening of the match, along with New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey ........The match – an initiative of the Real Madrid club as part of its centennial celebration – will ......... take place at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on 8 August at 7:45 p.m. "

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