Slovenia’s selector also impressed by the charity spectacle in Stožice: Matjaž Kek singled out Zlatan Ibrahimović in particular
On the pitch, it was evident that their golden years are (long) gone, but the heart they showed… Many of the world’s football superstars took to the pitch on Friday night
where they wowed more than 16,000 visitors. Equally impressive was the amount they and many Slovenes raised for the victims of the August floods. Organised by UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin, the spectacle raised more than €3.5 million!
Matjaž Kek, who together with legendary Italian Fabio Capello managed both teams, full of stars of one kind and another, was also impressed. The Maribor man particularly highlighted Zlatan Ibrahimovićwho attended the event as a special surprise guest.
“It was not difficult for any of the players to get here, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for example, drove for five hours from Milan to here,” Matjaž Kek told reporters after the match in Ljubljana, adding that he would draw positive energy from the whole event also in the light of the upcoming national team challenges.Thank you to everyone involved for such a timely event. First of all, thank you to the spectators, the media and especially to the players, who are truly the stars of world football. Everyone has made their mark, but what we are most pleased about is that the funds have been raised and Slovenia has once again shown that together, it can do it if it wants to. It was a privilege to be part of it. We can draw a lot of positive energy from this match, also for the national team.”
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