World Cup winner joins Welwyn Garden City’s David James at inaugural Star Sixes football tournament

Welwyn Garden City goalkeeper David James (second from right) with England players Rio Ferdinand ( l

Welwyn Garden City goalkeeper David James (second from right) with England players Rio Ferdinand ( left), Michael Owen (second left) and Emile Heskey (right). Picture: Alan Walter - Credit: Alan Walter

Brazil’s Roberto Carlos, England pair Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand and Spain’s Gaizka Mendieta are the latest big names to join a galaxy of top players including Welwyn Garden City’s David James at the inaugural Star Sixes tournament this summer.

Presented by Pitch International (London), tickets for the first-ever competitive world football tournament for iconic former international players – to be held at The O2, London in July 2017 – go on sale on Friday 27 January 2017, from 9am.

In partnership with Football Champions Tour, a leading sports management agency, Star Sixes will reunite the world’s greatest players in their national team colours to renew old rivalries and contest a gripping six-a-side competition in front of packed arenas and global audiences.

England will be captained by Steven Gerrard at the 12-team tournament while Germany will be skippered by former Bayern Munich and Chelsea midfield ace Michael Ballack as over 100 star international players go head to head.

Also confirmed are Spain’s Carles Puyol, Nigeria’s Jay-Jay Okocha, France’s Robert Pires, Portugal’s Deco, England’s David James and Emile Heskey and Scotland’s Dominic Matteo – with many more star names to follow. Every Star Sixes player will be a fully capped former international.

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Star Sixes will feature a group phase followed by knockout stages – including penalty shootouts – culminating in the Star Sixes Final, when the trophy will be at stake.

England, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Mexico, Nigeria, Denmark, Scotland and China will compete for the silverware at The O2 on 13, 14, 15, & 16 July 2017.

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Tickets, which start at £30 for Adults, can be purchased at from Friday 27 January at 9am.

All Junior (U16) tickets are just £10 for the afternoon session on Saturday 15 July 2017.

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