Park Ji Sung, the South Korean international who plays for England’s Premier League club Manchester United, has announced his team for a friendly against Navibank Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City on June 15.
The team includes famous names like French left fullback Patrice Evra (Manchester United), former Japanese midfielder Hidetoshi Nakata, midfielder Lee Chung Yong (Bolton Wanderers) and Ki Sung Yueng (Celtic).
The “Asian Dream Cup” match is organized by the VFF, Korea Football Association and Korea’s JS Foundation set up by Park Ji Sung in February.
The match, to be played at Ho Chi Minh City’s Thong Nhat Stadium, aims to raise funds for improving football in Southeast Asian countries. Vietnam was chosen as JS Foundation’s first stop because of strong support from the VFF, and the huge fan following Park has in the country.
The organizers said on Tuesday that Park and his friends will land at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport on June 13.
The JS Foundation will directly distribute all the 16,000 tickets for the match to partners and donors. The VFF will get 400 tickets and 2,600 will be presented to the administrators of the Thong Nhat Stadium.