Legends on show ... World Cup stars to light up National Stadium

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March 03, 2017
Jermaine Barnaby/Freelance Photographer Brazilian legends Dunga (left) and Rivaldo on their arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday.
Jermaine Barnaby/Freelance Photographer Members of the Brazil All Stars, which features the likes of Rivaldo, Dunga, Paulo Sergio, Ze. Carlos and Viola on their arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday.
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... World Cup stars to light up National Stadium

Some of football's greatest players will grace the National Stadium in Kingston this afternoon in a friendly match designed to 'Share the Love' through the use of the popular sport as a tool of engagement.

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so it is just for the public to come out and see the world greats playing here, and see us rubbing shoulders with our heroes. It's a beautiful opportunity and football will win, that's why we call it share the love because we want love and peace and no more violence," Andre Virtue, director of Ballaz International, said.

In addition to Jamaica assembling stars from its 1998 World Cup qualifying team, Brazil will be represented by a host of legends.

The squad is made up of Brazil's legendary players from the 1990s and early 2000s, and includes Rivaldo, Edmilson, Ze Carlos, Edilson, Paulo Sergio, and Dunga, who won the 1994 World Cup as captain.

"In one word, it's fantastic. We can feel again, the same atmosphere we felt when we played (in the past)," Edmilson said.

The former Barcelona man said that he is looking forward to the game because he knows that the spectators will not only be cheering for Jamaica but also the Brazilians.

"I feel so happy to be here. I know Brazilian football inspired so many people around the world, and I want to give the same inspiration to everyone here in Jamaica," Edmilson added.

The Jamaican legend includes the likes of Ricardo 'Bibbi' Gardner, Walter 'The pearl' Boyd, Ian 'Pepe' Goodison, Andrew 'Bomma' Williams, and Donald 'Fowly' Stewart.

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