The legendary Ronaldo sent a message to Slovenians: "I'm sorry..."

The popular Brazilian gave his support n

by Sededin Dedovic
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The legendary Ronaldo sent a message to Slovenians: "I'm sorry..."
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This spectacular match is the result of the initiative of UEFA president Aleksandar Čeferin, who attracted many well-known names from the world of football to the long-sold-out match. The match will be visited by numerous sports workers, officials, presidents of foreign clubs and football associations, and businessmen, who will each contribute to the victims of the August floods in Slovenia, according to the organizers.

The doors of the sold-out stadium, where more than 16,000 spectators are expected, will be opened at 6:30 p.m., the official program begins at 8:00 p.m., followed by the soccer star match with two halves of 30 minutes each.

The captain of the blue team will be the legendary Italian Paolo Maldini, and the captain of the red team will be the Portuguese Luis Figo. The list of participants includes 36 well-known football names, and the match will be refereed by the once most respected European referee, the Italian Roberto Rossetti.

On the pitch of the Stožice stadium, we will watch stars such as Luis Figo, David James, Robert Pires, Dario Srna, Andrej Ševčenko, Oliver Bierhof, Gianluigi Buffin, Eric Abidal, Paolo Maldini, Javier Zanetti, Mario Mandžukić, Miroslav Klose, Predrag Mijatović and others.

The popular Brazilian gave his support even though he will not participate in the match

The famous Ronaldo was also invited, but the Brazilian cannot attend the event. Nevertheless, he sent a video to Slovenia and Slovenians with an extraordinary message: "Hello, Slovenia.

I'm sorry I won't be able to attend the event in Ljubljana, but my heart is with you. Let's make a change together". "Aleksander Čeferin, not because he is my president, I don't need any flattery or pathos, is a man who feels an awful lot for his people, for his country.

And that is very nice. A lot of them when they go to certain positions, when they leave abroad, they forget where they are from and who they are. Thank God, he doesn't forget," the legendary Zvonimir Boban began for 24ur.com and added: "I feel sorry for the people who suffered tragedy, drama, loss of home, even life.

It is a very difficult reason, but it is very nice that we are all doing this together, and the way we are doing it, and the way it is the Slovenian public and The Slovenian people accepted the phenomenal." As many as 11 former soccer players who won the Champions League will play on Friday.

Boban is one of them, as he was European champion with Milan in 1994. Today, the 54-year-old Croatian is Aleksandar Čeferin's right-hand man in the European Football Association.

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