David Beckham, Roberto Carlos and Luis Figo shine but International All-Star XI lose 4-2 to Kuwait in Football Champions Tour

  • Luis Figo and Robert Pires scored for the International All-Star XI
  • David Beckham, Alessandro Nesta and Roberto Carlos also featured 
  • As did Alessandro Del Piero and Jamie Carragher for Fabio Capello’s side
  • The match in Kuwait was the first edition of the Football Champions Tour

Christmas came early for football fans in Kuwait on Friday night as they were given a treat by legends such as David Beckham, Roberto Carlos and Luis Figo to name a few.

The trio made the trip to the Arab country at the official opening of Kuwait’s 60,000-seater Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium and as part of the first edition of the global Football Champions Tour.

Facing a Kuwaiti All-Star XI, Beckham, Roberto Carlos and Figo were part of an International All-Star XI that also included Dwight Yorke, Alessandro Del Piero and Sportsmail’s Jamie Carragher too.

International All-Star XI included likes of Roberto Carlos and Robert Pires (bottom row, centre left and right)

Former England captain David Beckham (left) provided two assists during their 4-2 defeat by Kuwait XI

Luis Figo (centre) captained the star-studded visitors that were managed by Fabio Capello


Starting XI (4-4-2): Jens Lehmann; Gianluca Zambrotta, Michel Salgado, Alessandro Nesta, Roberto Carlos; David Beckham, Luis Figo, Robert Pires, Deco; Dwight Yorke; Andriy Shevchenko.

Subs: David James, Carles Puyol, Mohamed Aboutrika, Del Piero

Manager: Fabio Capello

Despite the stunning array of talent within their ranks – the star-studded veterans succumbed to a 4-2 defeat by the Kuwait All-Star XI.

Managed by Fabio Capello, the International All-Star XI took the lead in phenomenal fashion thanks to Figo on 15 minutes.

The former Real Madrid and Portugal winger timed his run to perfection before volleying first-time past the Kuwait goalkeeper Khaled Al-Rashidi from a Beckham cross.

Aziz Mashaan equalised for five minutes later with a near-post finish – beating Carragher to the ball following a cross into the box.

The Daily Mail

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