Adlani Soccer Ltd./Adlani Football Academy

Adlani Soccer Ltd./Adlani Football Academy
Zidane & Friends Allstar Match

Zidane & Friends Allstar Match

June 14, 2009 12:00 ET

Zidane & Friends Tour Canada

A Portion of the Proceeds Will Go to UNICEF

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 14, 2009) - 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.

Toronto - June 25 - Ticketmaster : from $42.50 to $191.25.
Montreal - 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.


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.

Contact Information

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    Caroline Cossette
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