Past and present soccer stars like the Brazilians Ronaldinho, Robert Charles, Rivald or the madridista Vinicius Junior
Past and present soccer stars like the Brazilians Ronaldinho, Robert Charles, Rivald or the madridista Vinicius Junior offered a recital of spectacular plays this Saturday in an exhibition organized in Fort Lauderdale, 40 kilometers from Miami (Florida, USA).
Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos captained two teams that featured football, basketball and NFL stars, including Marcos Cafú, Colombians René Higuita and Radamel Falcao, Argentinean Paulo Dybala, Frenchman Paul Pogba and Portuguese Luis Nani.
Former NBA player, and now Brooklyn Nets coach, Steve Nash, or former NFL player Chad ‘Ocho Cinco’ Johnson joined a football party at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, the home of Inter Miami in the MLS.
Roberto Carlos’s team ended up winning 12-10, with Ronaldinho, Falcao, Rivaldo or Cafú on the list of scorers and Vinicius the protagonist with tremendous accelerations and dribbles finished with assists.
Higuita, at 55 years old, still showed his talent with several worthwhile interventions.
Vini led a large Madridista delegation, which also included Mariano Díaz and Éder Militao.
“For me, playing with these players was the best thing. Being able to meet with friends, players that you see on television, being able to take them here was great, considering their schedules, with some players on vacation, others thinking about their contracts,” said Roberto Carlos, very happy with the result of the exhibition.
“We asked them to join us and most of them came, it was fantastic. A full stadium to see players like Ronaldinho, Mariano, Vinicius, Militao and many more. It was worth it,” he added.
It was the first edition of this exhibition, promoted in the United States as the ‘The Beautiful Game by R10 and RC3′.