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Sulley Muntari plays with Maradona, Ronaldo in match

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Ghana international, Sulley Muntari, joined South American football legends Ronaldo and Diego Maradona who were among the old players dusting off their boots for a one-off appearance in Switzerland on Friday.

A huge number of past heroes turned out in the Swiss city of Brig to play in a legends match for FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

All the players, with Maradona front and centre, line up for a photo before the main event

 

Alongside the famous pair were the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, David Trezeguet, Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf and Gianluigi Buffon to name but a few.

Former Swiss international Yvan Quentin takes down Maradona during the game for Infantino

 

The match is not the first Infantino has organised, and it comes almost 18 months after he marked his first day as FIFA president with a star-studded friendly.

Diego Maradona tries an acrobatic move during his appearance for the World XI in Brig

A huge 52 former players turned up for the event, with plenty of media and supporters arriving to watch the match on Friday afternoon.

The players were split into three teams – an Italian XI, a Switzerland XI and a World XI – with the crowd being wowed by their skills on the pitch.

Italy legend Gennaro Gattuso gets a hold of ex-Swiss star Stephane Chapuisat mid-match

 

Maradona, of course, is not quite in the shape he was back in his heyday but he still managed some flicks and tricks, much to the crowd’s delight.

Infantino posed for a picture with his mother Maria prior to the game in his hometown

 

There was a place for Swiss-Italian Infantino in all three of the squads of course, as his mother watched on from the sidelines in his hometown.

Ronaldo gives FIFA president Infantino a hug after the game at Stadium Sportplatz Geschina

 

The match took place at Infantino’s old football club FC Brig-Glis, with the stands packed out for the aptly-titled ‘Gianni’s Game’.

Muntari, Ronaldo, Diego Maradona and Gianluigi Buffon were among the 52 legends

Aaron Kintoh

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