International

Football stars battle for charity

2014-09-02 10:23
Diego Maradona (Action Images)
Diego Maradona (Action Images)

Rome - The Pupi beat Scholas 6-3 in the Match for Peace, an inter-religion game organised by Pope Francis on Monday in Rome.

Football legends and active aces faced off in the game at the Stadio Olimpico, where gate revenues were to be donated to charity. Pope Francis met with a large group of footballers ahead of the match, though he did not attend.

Juan Iturbe scored the opening goal for Scholas, followed by Roberto Baggio off a feed by Diego Maradona in an action between former number 10 players.

Andriy Shevchenko pulled one back for Pupi in the second half, Mauro Icardi levelled, and a Tomer Hemed header reversed for the Scholas' 3-2 lead. Shevchenko scored again for Scholas, and Roque Santa Cruz made it 4-3, but Tomer Hemed and Icardi scored again for the final 6-3 score.

Maradona said he "played 90 minutes and felt a little tired, as I am 53. It is the pope's game, but I do not like to have lost."

Read more on:    international  |  diego maradona  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.