Zidane & friends tour Canada - A portion of the proceeds will go to UNICEF



    MONTREAL, June 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives from Adlani Soccer today
announced the details of the Zidane & Friends Canadian tour in June and July.
International soccer champion Zinedine Zidane and other star players will
compete in a friendly match at BMO Stadium in Toronto on June 25, at Percival
Molson Stadium in Montreal on June 28, and at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver on
July 4. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to UNICEF for
its programs to improve the lives of millions of children in 156 countries and
territories worldwide.
    "I am very excited to be coming to Canada to promote soccer and to help
UNICEF help children around the world", said Zidane this week.
    Team members of the former soccer star will include Samuel Eto'o, Fabien
Barthez, Christian Vieri, Franco Baresi and Gennaro Gattuso. They will be
coached by the former coach of the Italian national team, Arrigo Sacchi, who
led Italy to the World Cup in 1994. The international team will compete in
friendly matches with players from several Canadian cities.

    Tickets
    Toronto - June 25 - Ticketmaster : from $42.50 to $191.25.
    Montréal - June 28 - Admission : from $21 to $198.
    Vancouver -July 4 -  Ticketmaster : from $29 to $99.

    Zinedine Zidane is one of the greatest soccer players in modern times. He
has led France to two World Cup appearances including a title in 1998. His
club affiliations have been equally impressive including Real Madrid and
Juventus FC. Zidane retired from professional soccer in 2006 following
France's appearance in the World Cup final. As Goodwill Ambassador to the
United Nations Development Program (UNDP), he makes regular tour appearances
at stadiums in Europe, Africa and Asia. Zidane's "Match Against Poverty"
benefits many charities
    "Zidane is such an ambassador for the game and brings hope and happiness
wherever he goes," said Ahcene Adlani, tour promoter. "In these difficult
times, the beautiful game, played by one of the game's most beautiful players
can only inspire others to achieve great things."

    About Adlani Soccer Ltd. and Ahcene Adlani

    Tour promoter, Adlani Soccer Ltd., based in Burnaby, B.C., is owned by
Ahcene Adlani. Ahcene has played professional soccer in Algeria, France and
Russia. He is a Canadian Soccer Association certified coach and has been
playing and coaching for over 25 years. In addition to arranging soccer
playing tours to Europe with Canadian youth players, Ahcene has brought
professional teams from Brazil and Europe to Canada. He currently runs Adlani
Football Academy. www.adlanisoccer.com.

    About UNICEF

    UNICEF is the world's leader for children, working in more than 150
countries and territories to save, protect and enhance the lives of girls and
boys. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, promotes quality basic
education, protects children from violence, exploitation and AIDS, and is the
world's largest provider of insecticide-treated bed nets and vaccines for
developing nations. A global leader in emergencies with six decades of
on-the-ground experience, UNICEF saves and rebuilds children's lives in
natural disasters and conflict. UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary
contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations, schools, associations
and governments. www.unicef.ca




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