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Real Madrid superstar coming to Pakistan

Former Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka will be coming to Pakistan to play the exhibition match alongside Brazil legend Ronaldinho and friends in July.

A venture of Leisure League, the exhibition match will also see former Netherlands midfielder George Boaetang and ex-England goalkeeper David James visit Pakistan.

“[The] aim of my participation is to help boost football in Pakistan and having embraced Islam I have a special connection with Pakistan,” said Anelka in a press statement released by the organisers of Leisure Leagues.

The well-travelled ex-striker represented 13 different clubs in his career, including French giants Paris Saint-Germain, England’s Manchester City, Liverpool and Italian Serie A’s Juventus, scoring more than 200 goals in over 600 club matches.

The 38-year-old Frenchman was also capped 69 times by Les Bleus, for whom he netted 14 goals.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2017

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