Ho Chi Minh City, Jan 3 (IANS) Vietnamese media on Sunday published the content of a deal, in which former star footballer Ronaldinho has agreed to be part of a Brazil All Stars side that will play with Vietnam All Stars in April.
The participation agreement with the former Barcelona, AC Milan star’s signature reads: “I, Ronaldo Assis Moreira (Ronaldinho) agree to participate and play a minimum of 40 minutes in a friendly game in Vietnam. Brazil All Stars VS Vietnam All Stars between April 12-17, 2016.”
Eleven one-time stars, featuring Juliano Haus Belletti, Andre Cruz, Denilson, Djalminha, Edmilson, Elber, Emerson, Kleberson, Luizao and Romario have agreed to play the friendly match, slated for April 15 in Hanoi, local online newspaper Zing reported. Brazil All Stars will be coached by Carlos Dunga, reports Xinhua.
The Vietnamese side is persuading other big names like Kaka, Ronaldo and Rivaldo to partake in the match, local online newspaper Dan Tri reported, noting that among Brazil All Stars players, 16 won World Cup 1994 and 2002.
Ronaldinho came to Vietnam for the first time in 2008 along with Olympic Brazil team to play in a friendly game with Vietnam’s national squad.