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Morocco: Figo, Rivaldo, Eto’o, et al. turn out for star-studded Green March match

Morocco, Laayoune
November 07, 2019 at 14:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footballing icons from all over the globe flew into Laayoune on Wednesday for an annual match held as part of Morocco’s Green March celebrations.

Portugal star and Ballon D’Or winner Luis Figo was joined by fellow legends of the game Rivaldo, Samuel Eto’o, Hernan Crespo and Gianluca Zambrotta, amongst others, at the Sheikh Mohamed Laghdaf Stadium.

Rumours had circulated that former England captain David Beckham and footballing great Diego Maradona were set to play, however, they did not appear.

The game came as part of commemorations for the 44th anniversary of the Green March, a symbolic demonstration which saw over 300,000 Moroccans march into the Western Sahara – a former Spanish territory.

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Footballing icons from all over the globe flew into Laayoune on Wednesday for an annual match held as part of Morocco’s Green March celebrations.

Portugal star and Ballon D’Or winner Luis Figo was joined by fellow legends of the game Rivaldo, Samuel Eto’o, Hernan Crespo and Gianluca Zambrotta, amongst others, at the Sheikh Mohamed Laghdaf Stadium.

Rumours had circulated that former England captain David Beckham and footballing great Diego Maradona were set to play, however, they did not appear.

The game came as part of commemorations for the 44th anniversary of the Green March, a symbolic demonstration which saw over 300,000 Moroccans march into the Western Sahara – a former Spanish territory.

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