Former World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro of Italy and ex-Chelsea captain and England international Dennis Wise will be seeing action in the match pitting teams of PH standouts Phil and James Younghusband.
Cannavaro was skipper of Italy’s World Cup winning side in 2006, the same year he was also named Fifa World Player of the Year—the only defender to pull off the feat in recent years. Wise was a decorated player for Chelsea, having won a couple of English Cups, and appeared for England 21 times from 1991 to 2000.
The two legends will be part of the pool of players that will be drafted by the Younghusband brothers into their teams. Team Phil crushed Team James, 5-1, in last year’s event.
“This doesn’t happen very often and a great opportunity to play alongside a World Cup winner,” said Phil Younghusband.
The venue will be announced next week.
“We wanted to shake things up this year by bringing in two football legends with our country’s best,” said Clear Philippines brand manager Drew Copuyoc yesterday.