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Hollywood stars join Ultimate Champions Match

Published: Wednesday 22 May 2013, 20.34CET
Actor Will Smith and son Jaden will line up alongside an array of football greats for Saturday's Ultimate Champions Match in London, free to attend and streamed live on UEFA.com.
Hollywood stars join Ultimate Champions Match
The 2012 Ultimate Champions match took place at Munich's Olympiastadion ©Sportsfile
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 22 May 2013, 20.34CET

Hollywood stars join Ultimate Champions Match

Actor Will Smith and son Jaden will line up alongside an array of football greats for Saturday's Ultimate Champions Match in London, free to attend and streamed live on UEFA.com.

Hollywood star Will Smith and his son Jaden will line up alongside an array of football greats such as Luís Figo, Michael Laudrup and Gianfranco Zola when they help kick off the annual Ultimate Champions Match, taking place at the UEFA Champions Festival in London on Saturday 25 May.

The father and son actors will step onto the pitch to help warm up former AFC Ajax, Juventus and Manchester United FC goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar with a penalty shoot-out and then undertake the coin toss.

The 2013 Ultimate Champions Match is a five-a-side tournament played in front of the crowds at the UEFA Champions Festival, a free four-day event staged near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. The game is an annual prelude to the UEFA Champions League final the same day and will start at 12.30 local time. It is free to attend and will also be streamed live on UEFA.com.

Team lineups (subject to change)
Ultimate Champions A: Jens Lehmann, Edwin van der Sar, Robert Pirès, Fredrik Ljungberg, Ian Rush, Davor Šuker, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Christian Karembeu, Graeme Le Saux, Steve McManaman, Jamie Carragher, Gianfranco Zola.
Coach: Lars Ricken

Ultimate Champions B: Vítor Baía, Cafu, Simone Farina, Patrik Andersson, Youri Djorkaeff, Luís Figo, Predrag Mijatović, Giovane Élber, Michael Laudrup, Fabio Cannavaro, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Serginho.
Coach: Paul Breitner

Ultimate Champions Match details:

  • UEFA Champions Festival opens: 09.00
  • Will Smith and Jaden Smith appearance (including autograph signing): 11.30
  • Ultimate Champions Match kick-off: 12.30
  • Venue: UEFA Champions Festival, The International Quarter (by the entrance to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park), Stratford

All times are local: +1CET

Last updated: 23/05/13 11.09CET

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