This is Star Sixes – the first-ever competitive tournament for world-renowned former international footballers.

Twelve national teams featuring a host of stellar names will go head-to-head at London’s iconic O2 Arena in July 2017 in an exciting six-a-side competition with the inaugural Star Sixes trophy at stake.

This is no ordinary ‘legends’ tournament, however. The players want to put on a show for the fans but, above all, Star Sixes is about glory, it’s about winning, it’s about national pride. When the dust settles after the final of the first tournament on 16 July 2017, Star Sixes will be set for a return to its home at The O2 Arena in 2019. Meanwhile, six-team regional tournaments will take place before then as Star Sixes becomes a new thrilling part of the football calendar.

Star Sixes will give a chance to world-class footballers who want to keep playing competitively at the highest level. They will continue wearing their country’s colours, facing their rivals and competing for trophies for years to come…

“This football will be totally different,” says France captain Robert Pires, a World Cup and European Champion with Les Bleus. “This is inside, the pitch is smaller and the fans will see more dribbling, more skills.” The former Arsenal, Aston Villa and Villarreal forward can’t wait to represent his country again in July: “I’m very happy to be a part of this event with Star Sixes. I’m a competitor, and though I’m retired, when you play football the most important thing is to win!”

To find out how you can be at The O2 to witness this momentous first tournament, visit www.TheO2.co.uk/StarSixes to book tickets.