By Tim Saunders on
Some of the biggest names in football from around the world came together on Saturday to raise funds for charity ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
AC Milan’s Kaka, Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard, and Germany’s Michael Ballack were just some of the names who played in the match held in the German city of Munich on July 12 to raise money for Goal4Africa, a foundation inspired by Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday that aims to raise money for the educational needs of children in Africa. The organization hopes to raise $90 million dollars at a series of exhibition matches over the next two years by having fans pledge donations online or through texts each time any players from their favorite teams score until 2010.
Saturday’s match – organized by former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf – demonstrated the fun and good spirits of the concept, with Ballack’s World Team Two defeating Seedorf’s World Team One 9-6.
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