Messi, Neymar play charity match in Peru

Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Lionel Messi and Neymar.

08:06 | Lima, Jul. 02 (ANDINA).

Soccer stars Lionel Messi and Neymar will play against each other in a friendly charity match taking place in Lima on Tuesday.

In the Peruvian capital, Messi will be sharing a field with future Barcelona teammate Neymar, along with FCB’s Sergio Busquets, Abidal and Mascherano, and other stars of the calibre of Julio Cesar and David Luiz.

The eagerly-anticipated match, billed as the ‘Duel of Giants’, will be played at Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) starting at 9 pm local time.

The game is part of the "Messi and Friends Tour" series of charity matches, which also includes stops in Medellin, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Starting line-ups:

Messi and Friends: Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera; defenders Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Martin Demichelis and Eric Abidal; midfielders Sergio Busquets, Marek Hasmik, Edinson Cavani and Pablo Aimar; and strikers Lionel Messi and Ezequiel Lavezzi. Coach: Fabio Capello

The Rest of the World: Goalkeeper Julio Cesar; defenders Pablo Cannavaro, Marco Materazzi, Mario Yepes and Emiliano Insua; midfielders Frank Malouda, Juan Manuel Vargas, Julio Baptista and Jefferson Farfan; strikers Osvaldo and Neymar. Coach: Zico


Published: 7/2/2013
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