Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Del Piero, Maldini & Cannavaro Involved In Charity Match - Report

The three Italian legends have shown solidarity as they do their bit for charity...

Alessandro Del Piero will be joined by Paolo Maldini and Fabio Cannavaro as well as a host of other famous celebrities in a special charity match later this month.

The Partita del Cuore is an annual charity game which raises funds to help those in need. This year it will be held at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin on Monday, May 18 and will see Del Piero's ALE 10 + team take on a Italian singers XI. Eros Ramazzotti will captain the singer's team which includes Gianni Morandi and famous Italian actor Raoul Bova.

The Juve man will be in charge of his side which will see legend Gianluca Vialli return to the pitch once again, as well as Maldini and Cannavaro, who has been reportedly linked with a return to Juventus

Proceeds raised from the event will go to the Association of Umbilical Cord Donors in Italy, as well as victims from the recent Italian earthquake
. Del Piero and company will be hoping to raise in excess of €1 million from the match.

It's the first time Del Piero will be taking part in the event after he kindly accepted an invitation from the organisers.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com