Star Sixes Press Release

Presented by Pitch International (London), 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 over four days of intense competition.

Top seeds England, captained by Steven Gerrard, Brazil, featuring Roberto Carlos, and Germany, starring Michael Ballack, face the prospect of mouth-watering clashes against the likes of France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, China, Denmark and Scotland.

Other star names on show will include England’s Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand, and Emile Heskey, France’s Robert Pires, Marcel Desailly, Eric Abidal, and William Gallas, Spain’s Carlos Puyol, Gaizka Mendieta and Michel Salgado, Germany’s Jens Lehmann, Portugal’s Deco and Italy’s Alessandro del Piero.

Every Star Sixes player will be a fully-capped former international, and with each country selecting a ten-man squad, many, many more star names will be announced in the coming weeks.

Group stage matches will be played during three ‘sessions’ on Thursday 13 July, Friday 14 July and Saturday 15 July (afternoon session). All 12 countries will play one 20-minute match in each of these sessions.

The evening session on 15 July will feature 30-minute quarter-finals – before Star Sixes reaches a pulsating conclusion the following day.

With the silverware at stake, the Sunday 16 July session will include two semi-finals, a third-place decider and the Star Sixes final.

As well as world-class football action, a spectacular show will be built around the matches making this an unmissable occasion for the whole family.

Tickets, which start at £30 Adults and £10 Juniors (Under-16s), are on sale now at: www.theo2.co.uk/starsixes