Ronaldinho to feature in two Barcelona legends soccer games in Israel next week

Ronaldinho, Brazilian former professional footballer, visits youngsters from Beitar Nordia Jerusalem at the Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem on April 26, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Ronaldinho, Brazilian former professional footballer, visits youngsters from Beitar Nordia Jerusalem at the Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem on April 26, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Brazilian legend Ronaldinho will join a host of former Barcelona stars when they play two exhibition soccer games in Israel next week, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Barcelona announced earlier this month that the team of former stars would take on Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa legends in the matches.

The Barcelona statement said that the team, coached by Albert Ferrer, would feature former France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry for the first time.

Also in the squad are recently retired Bojan Krkic, along with Jesús Angoy, Xavi Guzmán, Frederic Dehu, Sergi Barjuan, Jon Andoni Goikoetxea, Juliano Belletti, Roberto Trashorras, Jofre Mateu, Ludovic Giuly and Rivaldo.

While Ronaldinho, who has visited Israel several times, was not named in the statement, Kan says he will link up with the Barca Legends for the games at the Bloomfield and Sammy Ofer stadiums.

“I am really happy to return to Israel, I love the country and the people,” Kan quotes him as saying.

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