World football stars to come to Antalya

Published 28.04.2016 23:35
Updated 28.04.2016 23:37
World football stars to come to Antalya

Antalyaspor's President Gültekin Gencer announced Thursday that 15 of the world's most famous football stars such as Neymar, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez will come to Antalya in June. In a presentation for the club members, Gencer said the stars will come as part of the 10th Anniversary of the Samuel Eto'o Private Foundation. Cameroonian star Samuel Eto'o has been playing for Antalyaspor since the beginning of the 2015-16 season.

The foundation will organize the 10-year anniversary celebration in Antalya, according to Antalyaspor President Gencer. He said a game between two mixed teams comprising of world stars and Turkey's stars will play against each other in Antalya in the celebrations that will be held between June 15-17. Gencer said, "We will contribute to the promotion of Turkish tourism thanks to this organization. Our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other government officials have supported us. The event will be broadcast by four TV channels around the world. World football fans will watch stars such as Eden Hazard, Andres Iniesta, Neymar, Messi and Suarez playing in Antalya."

The Samuel Eto'o Private Foundation, established in March 2006, was created a non-profit organization operating mainly in West Africa. Its goal is the protection of children and young people, providing emergency aid.

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