The stars, the goals, the glory – Tickets are on sale now to see the second edition of the competitive tournament for international legends, Star Sixes!
The SSE Hydro will host three days of scintillating six-a-side action when a galaxy of stars representing six teams – hosts Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales and Rest of the World – renew old rivalries from January 4-6.
Scotland and Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has been confirmed as the captain for the host nation and made it clear he was excited by the prospect of playing at home.
“The first Star Sixes featured world superstars like Rivaldo, Alessandro Del Piero and Steven Gerrard and was an incredible experience,” said Ferguson.
“Being on home soil, the upcoming Star Sixes promises to be even more special. The matches between the home nations and Republic of Ireland will no doubt be as fast and furious as local derbies. With the Tartan Army behind us, we’ll be looking to go all the way.”
Every Star Sixes player will be a former international and with each country selecting a ten-man squad, more star names will be announced in the coming weeks.
The six teams will play each other once in a mini-league, with the top two teams qualifying for the Star Sixes Final, when the much-coveted Star Sixes trophy will be at stake. The final will be preceded by third- and fifth-placed play-offs.
Tickets are expected to sell quick, so make sure you get yours early!
What they said:
Robert Pires, 2017 Star Sixes champion
“Lifting the Star Sixes trophy after renewing old rivalries with some of the biggest names to have played the game was an incredibly proud moment for me and my French team-mates.
“French teams are making a habit of winning world titles!
“I’ll be calling on some of the stars of the last Star Sixes to line-up in my Rest of the World squad. I’m heading to Glasgow with a clear goal – to make it two in two!”
Michael Owen, England representative 2017
“We won a Euro 2000 play-off the last time I played for England in Glasgow.
“I also polished off a great team goal when we beat Scotland 3-1 at the last Star Sixes, so we’ll be looking to keep that run going!
“Star Sixes matches are quick, competitive and full of goals. Anybody who thinks the players won’t be taking it seriously should check out the video of Carles Puyol’s challenge on Phil Neville in the opening match last year!”
Simon Donnelly, Scotland representative 2017
“Star Sixes is the closest I’ve felt to being a professional footballer since retiring and I can’t wait to join up with Barry and the rest of the Scotland lads.
“We got off to a great start at the last tournament but didn’t build on our opening win. We’re determined to make a bigger impact in January, especially on home soil.”
More about the launch of the new edition of Star Sixes here.