A constellation of stars will return to the pitch on Saturday 19 May to compete in the sixth edition of the Ultimate Champions Match, one of the highlights of the annual UEFA Champions Festival.
The 2012 Ultimate Champions Match will see the World-All Stars – a team of international football legends - take on FC Bayern All-Stars & Friends in an 11-a-side match at 12.00CET at the Olympiastadion in Munich's Olympiapark. Access to the match is free for spectators and is a unique opportunity to see some of football's greatest names return to action.
The match will feature an impressive 21 UEFA Champions League winners. The World All-Stars, coached by Ruud Gullit, includes two FIFA World Cup winning captains, Cafu and Fabio Cannavaro, Chelsea FC hero Gianfranco Zola and former Real Madrid CF duo Davor Šuker and Predrag Mijatović. They will face FC Bayern All-Stars & Friends, which consists of local heroes such as Giovane Elber, Markus Babbel, Roy Makaay and 2012 UEFA Champions League final ambassador Paul Breitner.
Team lineups (subject to change)
World All-Stars: Jens Lehmann, Vítor Baía, Patrik Andersson, Celestine Babayaro, Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Frank de Boer, Graeme Le Saux, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Willy Sagnol, Ronald de Boer, Christian Karembeu, Michael Laudrup, Steve McManaman, Agustine 'Jay Jay' Okocha, Patrick Vieira, Zico, Stéphane Chapuisat, Predrag Mijatović, Davor Šuker, Dwight Yorke.
Coach: Ruud Gullit
FC Bayern All-Stars: Walter Junghans, Harald Dax, Markus Babbel, Harald Cerny, Thomas Helmer, Robert Kovač, Olivier Kreuzer, Stefan Reuter, Paul Breitner, Maurizio Gaudino, Ludwig Kögl, Niko Kovač, Michael Tarnat, Olaf Thon, Giovane Elber, Carsten Jancker, Pierre Littbarski, Roy Makaay, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Alexander Zickler.
Coach: Wolfgang Dremmler
The match will be broadcast live by German broadcaster SAT.1 with the feed made available to all host broadcaster networks upon request. UEFA.com will also take the game to a global audience via a live stream.
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The UEFA Champions Festival is a free four-day festival that opens on Wednesday 16 May at the Olympiapark, Munich. UEFA is inviting families and fans to come and 'join the game' and enjoy the host of activities on offer. From skills clinics and training sessions to meet-and-greet sessions with the 2012 UEFA Women's Champions League final ambassador Steffi Jones, the 2012 UEFA Champions League final ambassador Breitner and the 2012 UEFA Champions Festival ambassadors Willy Sagnol and Elber, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The festival opening hours are:
• Wednesday 16 May 12.00–22.00
• Thursday 17 May 10.00–22.00
• Friday 18 May 10.00–22.00
• Saturday 19 May 09.00–20.00
All times CET
Some of the other highlights of the festival programme include:
UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League trophies
Fans will be able to have their photo taken with the most coveted pieces of silverware in European club football.
Museum of Champions
Exhibits of exclusive club and player memorabilia from the great names and games of European club football bring to life the story of the European Cup.
Theatre of Champions
A unique and emotional audio-visual display of the most glorious moments in the quest for European football’s holy grail – from its beginnings in 1955 to the present day.
Skills clinics and coaching courses
Football coaches and former players will host skills clinics every day.
Fans of all ages can participate in numerous fun activities organised by the official UEFA Champions League partners.
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