It’s been discussed for a while, it’s now looking very likely: the first ever retired legends football World Cup is set to place in Mexico in 2017, according to ESPN.
While the details are not fully known yet, it’s believed 12 teams will take part featuring some of the game’s greatest ever names. It’s expected teams will compete on a smaller pitch, most likely playing 5 or 7-a-side. The games will be 30 minutes a half – ’cause you know, they aren’t getting any younger.
It’ll be a great opportunity for many fans to see their heroes return to action. The revenue generated by the event will be distributed to a range of charities, which is great. The full details will be unveiled in January 2016. Just for fun, here’s who I’d like to see involved:
Zidane, Henry, Pires, Vieira, Thuram, Blanc & Barthez
Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos, Gilberto Silva, Kaka & Ronaldinho. And yes, I’m definitely counting those last 2 as retired.
Shearer, Beckham, Owen, Lineker, Wright, Keown
Maldini, Del Piero, Nesta, Gattuso
Ballack, Kahn, Klose
Raul, Morientes, Puyol, Xavi, Guardiola – be great to see these two play in the same team
Maradona (for lols), Zanetti, Sorin, Batistuta
Davids, Seedorf, Bergkamp, Overmars, Van Nistelrooy (even though he’s a dick)
Figo, Pauleta, Deco, Rui Costa
Who would you like to see in a legends tournament?