The “Messi and Friends” event, taking place a Soldier Field on July 6th, will highlight some of the best soccer players in the world. The event benefits international superstar Lionel Messi’s children’s charity and could become annual. Messi plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentinian national team. Other players include Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Ricky Alvarez, Sergio Busquets, Marek Hamsik, David Luiz, Carlos Bocanegra, Michael Bradley, and Diego Perez.
Although the game is a ‘friendly’, meaning an exhibition match, the game is being marketed through its rare and astounding collection of superstars. Much like the NFL Pro Bowl or MLB All-Star Game, it will give fans the opportunity to see so many fantastic players on the same field, whereas even the World Cup only shows a few stars per national team. Get your tickets to see the best footballers in the world play together!