Football enthusiasts are in for a treat as iconic players like Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho gear up for a new over-35s World Cup set to unfold in England.
The tournament, tentatively scheduled for June, plans to feature eight teams, including past World Cup champions Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, and Uruguay, with invitations extended to England and Spain.
Although the final venue is yet to be confirmed, the buzz is that a Premier League club in the north might play host to the action-packed event.
Organized by the Elite Players Group (EPG), a collective of former footballers and sports professionals, the competition will be known as the EPG Cup.
The star-studded lineups promise an unforgettable experience for fans as Thierry Henry, joined by Christian Karembeu and Marcel Desailly, will lead the French side, while the England team boasts household names like Michael Owen, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand, David James, Frank Lampard, Robbie Fowler, and Steve McManaman.
Brazil, not to be outdone, showcases legends Kaka, Ronaldinho, Cafu, and Rivaldo on the field. Other participating nations feature equally impressive squads, including Mesut Ozil, David Villa, Carlos Puyol, Fabio Cannavaro, and Francesco Totti.
To be eligible, players must be 35 or older, having earned caps for their country or made over 100 top-flight appearances.
While details are still emerging, anticipation is building for a football spectacle that will bring together the best from around the globe in a celebration of the beautiful game.