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The Event

The Soccer Match for Peace is a sporting and interreligious event, which brings together the most important professional soccer players and their most renowned legends on the field of play.

The event is promoted by H.H. Pope Francis, and its main objective is to send, at key moments, a message of peace and unity, that from sport and with the support of its greatest figures and the Holy Father, can reach the entire world.

Players from all over the world, from different religious confessions and beliefs, are the engine that gives life to this event that helps sustain the activities and initiatives that the Pontifical Scholas Occurrentes Movement (created by the S S Pope Francis) develops in five continents.

Previous editions of the event were held at the Olympic Stadium in Rome; on September 1st, 2014 and October 12th, 2016.

The 100 stars that participated in them helped make the event the most important of its kind ever held; capturing worldwide attention and of international press that published news of the event in 27 languages.

Some of the stars that made the Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace possible were among others, Diego Amando Maradona, Francesco Totti, Ronaldinho, Del Piero, Gianluiggi Buffon, Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo, Diego Simeone, Javier Mascherano, Roberto Baggio, Samuel Etoo, David Trezeguet, Robert Pires, Javier Zanetti, Carlos Valderrama and Andriy Shevchenko.

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