LAHORE: Former football player Carles Puyol Saforcada has landed in Karachi on Saturday to officially commence the ticket-sale for the 2019 World Soccer Stars event and to promote the game.
As per the schedule announced earlier, Puyol will head to Karachi’s Dolmen Mall where he will promote the event from 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm.
Former football legend will also attend the final Pakistan Super League (PSL) fixture at the historical National Stadium on Sunday where he will engage with over 100,000 fans.
Former Barca player, also known as ‘the wall’, in a video message, said that “Karachi, I look forward to seeing you all and I am really excited to meet all my fans in Pakistan”.
FC Barcelona Legend Carlos Puyol will be heading to Karachi on 16th of March to announce his participation in World Soccer Stars 2019.
He will be heading to Dolmen Mall in Karachi on the 16th of March from 4 to 6 PM @touchskygroup pic.twitter.com/OPY9Ud8P6z
— Adrees Malik (@masadmuzmalik) March 12, 2019
“World Soccer Stars presents a great opportunity to celebrate the arrival of football and from what I know football is the next emerging sport in Pakistan,” he further said.
World Soccer Stars – a project of TouchSky group – will be held between April 26 and 29. Two exhibition matches will be played between Lahore and Karachi respectively featuring some of the football heavyweights. The much-anticipated tournament will also feature a musical concert by the famed American singer Akon.
Earlier, other football greats including Luis Figo and Ricardo Kaka also visited Pakistan to promote the event.