Zidane, Arsene Wenger, Sebastien Chebal, Jauzion & Co Take Each Other In On Rugby/Football Game
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A game of two halves.
Two of France’s greatest sports teams recently took each other on in a hybrid ‘Rugby/Football’ game at the the Stade Chaban Delmas in Bordeuax and the result was fantastic.
The “Match des Legendes” rugby-football charity match was founded by ex- France international goalkeeper Pascal Olmeta in 2007 to raise money for sick children.
All profits generated from the unique match go straight to the Association Pascal Olmeta. The charity’s slogan “Un sourire, un espoir pour la vie” aims to give children “a smile [and] hope for life.”
The two teams involved this year were the FIFA World Cup winners of 1998 and the Rugby World Cup runners-up from 1999, with each side featuring an array of recently retired players as well as some top figures from other sports.
The rugby stars included big names such as Fabien Pelous, Thierry Dusatoir, Yannick Jauzion, Marc Lievremont, Olivier Brouzet, Dimitri Yachvili and Raphael Ibanez.
Zidane’s football team meanwhile featured the likes of former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Laurent Blanc, current France football manager Didier Deschamps and Robert Pires.
The rugby team ran out comfortable 22-12 winners in the end. You can watch the rugby half below.