Former England forward and Liverpool FC player, Emile Heskey, launched a Legends Match 2018 initiative to popularise football via exhibition games in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Mumbai. He is confident of involving former England internationals in the initiative, involving matches and clinics.
Heskey informed that he is touch with England team-mates who have expressed interest in coming to India to support football promotion and development activities. Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand and Robbie Fowler were names with whom the World Cupper is in touch with.
Atif Malik, a property tycoon based in United Kingdom, will partner the former Leicester City and Liverpool forward. Game Changer , a sustainable programme aimed at football development across the country, will also be launched, Heskey informed.
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Heskey, a former striker, has made 62 appearances for England, starting with age group teams.
The dates of matches and programmes will be announced later. He played alongside Liverpool team-mate Michael Owen in the forwardline at 2002 World Cup, co-hosted by Japan and South Korea. Sven Goran Ericksson coached the team. Heskey returned to the World Cup squad for 2010 hosted by Italy, under Fabio Capello.
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