Steven Gerrard, Robert Pires and Jay-Jay Okocha are among the star names lined up for a six-a-side international tournament to be launc...
Steven Gerrard, Robert Pires and Jay-Jay Okocha are among the star names lined up for a six-a-side international tournament to be launched in London next summer.
Star Sixes, which will take place at London's O2 Arena from July 13-16 next year, will feature Brazil, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Italy, France, England, Portugal, Australia, Nigeria, Netherlands and China.
Carles Puyol, Michael Ballack and Deco have also been confirmed for the tournament, which organisers said would be made up entirely of "recently retired fully capped international" players.
Games are set to be played over 30 minutes and the tournament will feature a group stage followed by a knockout round.
Future events are planned for arenas in Berlin, Istanbul, Beijing, Sydney, Miami and Seattle.
Jonathan Rogers, the managing director of organisers Pitch International, said: "The long-term objective of Star Sixes is simple.
We intend it to become ingrained within the global football calendar as the premier event for retired international footballers, in effect, the 'World Cup for Legends.'"