5 legendary football players – Fernando Morientes, Marcel Desailly, Jorge Campos, Emmanuel Amuneke and Carlos Valderrama — will start the Mumbai leg of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy Experience on September 6. The event will mark “30 days to go” for the first FIFA U 17 WORLD CUP in India.
These legends will also be taking part in an exhibition match at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.Just a brief about these Legends:-
Carlos Valderrama had played in 3 editions of the FIFA World Cup in a decorated career spanning for more than 2 decades.Fernando Morientes featured in 2 editions of the FIFA World Cup playing for Spain and is fondly remembered for his 3 UEFA Champions League trophies with Real Madrid.Marcel Desailly was part of the French side that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and went on to captain Les Bleus to two FIFA Confederations Cup titles in 2001 and 2003, winning numerous other trophies along the way.Striker-turned-goalkeeper Jorge Campos revolutionised the art of goalkeeping and was Mexico’s undisputed first-choice custodian in successive editions of the FIFA World Cup – USA 1994 and France 1998.A former Nigeria international at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and Olympic gold medalist in 1996, Emmanuel Amuneke started a successful coaching career that saw him leading the Golden Eaglets to glory at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015 in Chile.
Surely with their involvement, the whole tournament will be more popularised amongst football fans around the globe.