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Football legend Carles Puyol lands in Karachi


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Veteran Footballer and former Barcelona captain, Carles Puyol landed in Karachi on Saturday, 16th March, to officially kick-off the ticket sales for World Soccer Stars 2019 event, a project of TouchSky Group.

The exhibition matches of the event will be held on April 27 in Karachi and April 28 in Lahore. Puyol will be joined by Figo, Kaka, and Anelka.

The Spanish star, will not only be in the city of lights to promote football; he will also blend football with the more popular sport, cricket, as he is to watch the final of the fourth edition of PSL in Karachi.

“I am delighted to visit Pakistan and play an instrumental role in promoting and helping football in the country. I have never been to Pakistan so I am really excited to come and play football whilst helping unearth hidden talent,” said Kaka.

“Karachi, I look forward to seeing you all and I am really excited to meet all my fans in Pakistan at the one and only PSL final. World Soccer Stars presents a great opportunity to celebrate the arrival of football and from what I know football is the next emerging sport in Pakistan,” Puyol said.

The 40-year-old will be arriving at the grand finale of PSL where he is expected to engage with over 100,000 fans at Karachi’s National Stadium to kick off World Soccer Stars. In January this year, renowned football stars Ricardo Kaka and Luis Figo arrived in Karachi today to take part in the launch of World Soccer Stars event.

The government of Pakistan also informed about the arrival of the footballer on their official Twitter account saying, “Football icons Ricardo Kaka and Luis Figo arrived in #Karachi to formally launch World Soccer Stars event.
Welcome, @KAKA & @LuisFigo to Pakistan.

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Earlier, the Brazilian midfielder and former Portuguese captain even greeted Prime Minister Imran Khan in a video message on Twitter.

“I am delighted to visit Pakistan and play an instrumental role in promoting and helping football in the country. I have never been to Pakistan so I am really excited to come and play football whilst helping unearth hidden talent,” said Kaka.

Figo shared the enthusiasm with his fellow mate saying, “It’s exciting to see another emerging country in Asia embrace football,” he said. “I’m certain in a population of 220 million, there must be huge potential waiting to emerge into the international scene,” he added.

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The international stars had visited Lyari, which is considered to be the hub of football talent in Karachi.

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