This Wednesday, October 13, a very special match was held at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, opposing football legends but also artists. All this, for a good cause and organized by Unicef.
It is a match like any other that has put balm in the hearts of the supporters. At the Marseille Velodrome stadium, the atmosphere was good child this Wednesday, October 13, while a meeting was held for the benefit of the education of children in Ivory Coast symbolically baptized Hero Match. And the meeting lived up to its name since it brought together beautiful people. First there were a lot of former football players, like Didier drogba, Robert Pirès, Basile Boli, Marcel Dessailly or even Djibril Cissé and Samir Nasri. But that’s not all.
Sportsmen and artists gathered at the Vélodrome
For this noble cause, other celebrities from diverse and varied backgrounds have not hesitated to put on crampons. The supporters installed in the stands of the Stade Vélodrome of Marseille were able to discover on the lawn Kev Adams and Matt Pokora, football fanatic for a long time. Other athletes have also made the trip, like Teddy Riner who traded in his judo kimono for a football shirt, and Tony Parker, who tried to prove he was as good on the turf as he was on a basketball court. Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly was also there, like the rappers SCH, Jul (worthy ambassador of the Phocaean city), Alonzo or Roméo Elvis.
A nice hat-trick from Didier Drogba for a good cause
The former footballer and now sports correspondent Laure Boulleau wouldn’t have missed it for the world, like the tennis player Alizé Lim, who was alongside her darling Tony Parker, but also the former Miss France Laury Thilleman. Came to attend the meeting, Stephane Tapie was also very touched by the tribute reserved to his father, Bernard Tapie, at the start of the match. Died on October 3, the former leader of OM was once again celebrated by the Marseillais. Finally, all the participants were separated into two teams: “OM Legends“and the”Team UNICEF“. Thanks in particular to a hat-trick from Didier Drogba, OM Legends won with a nice score, 7-4. In the end, 427,250 euros were collected for the benefit of UNICEF and the Didier Drogba Foundation, in order to improve access to education for children in Côte d’Ivoire.