In Pakistan,the international football team has not been made yet and the game is underrated in terms of bringing it to international level but when it comes to passion for this game, the enthusiasm has reached almost to the same level found for cricket in Pakistani fans.
Whether we know about football or not,during football season,every one is found uploading status and seem to cheer for either Barca or Madrid.
Football and its players have massive and insane following in Pakistan now and when the new of renowned football stars coming to Pakistan despite the security issues broke,it was a dream come true for football enthusiasts in Pakistan!
Yes,the Brazilian football star Ronaldinho,Manchester United’s star Ryan Gigs and five other international football legends have arrived in Pakistan on Saturday!
The five international players accompanying Ronaldinho and Giggs are: Dutch star George Boateng, former England goalkeeper David James, former French players Robert Pires and Nicolas Anelka, and Portugal’s Luis Boa Morte.
All the stars when arrived at Benazir International airport Islamabad in a special splan were escorted in an extremely tight security to a private hotel. The full proof security was given by military of Pakistan and they protected throughout
They are expected to play two exhibition matches in Pakistan. It is a very important chance for the rising underrepresented football talent in Pakistan.COAS Gene Qamar Bajwa later in the evening met the playersand expressed his gratitude for their coming to Pakistan and gave them a heart warming welcome.
According to an ISPR statement the stars were reported to have expressed their views about Pakistan as, “Pakistan is a beautiful country and they look forward to enjoy the trip”.
People of Pakistan also looked forward to their arrival and the two exhibition matches.
The first match as expected to be played on Saturday in Karachi at 8:30pm at Abdul Sattar Edhi Nation Hockey Stadium and second the second exhibition match was to be played at Fortress Stadium Lahore on Sunday at 5pm.
It will be a sight to behold. The international football stars shining in the stadiums of the two for the largest es of Pakistan. One matches was expected be led be Ryan Giggs and the other match by Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho.
While the International football legends were in Pakistan, how could we miss golden opportunities and not take selfies.here are a few:
One with Pakistanis most beloved and selfie killer Zainab!
They were expected to visits many places in Punjab including Badshahi mosque,minar e Pakistan and a few other places in Lahore.
It was not clearly mentioned that the stay of the stars in Pakistan was how long and the details were not given becuase of the security reason but they departed on the 3rd day according to rumors and estimates.
Before leaving Ronaldinho tweeted about how Pakistan is one peaceful and loving country.
In another tweet,before bidding farewell to Pakistan,he said,Thankyou Pakistan”
These gestures of love only excite the passion of Pakistani football fans and also increase huge respect in the hearts of Pakistanis.
These tweets also show that the Brazilian football legend loved Pakistan and the enthusiasm in their hearts and also made clear becuase of the love they received from the fans here that Pakistan is one loving and peaceful country contradicting all the blames put on Pakistan by enemies washing the territorist label on Pakistan internationally.