Score for a good cause, without keeping score

Score for a good cause, without keeping score
Children holding a banner for passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 during the Unity Cup game.

The afternoon began with a poster that paid homage to flight MH370, yet later turned into a festive footballing afternoon, when greats of the past met on a Kuala Lumpur field for a good cause.

It was a quaint exhibition of old feet trying to conjure up new ideas. The match was called the Laureus All Star Unity Cup and was played between a Laureus team and a team representing Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, a charitable foundation to benefit Malaysians from all walks of life.

On one side was goalkeeper Victor Baia, Ronald de Boer, Quinton Fortune, on the other Hidetoshi Nakata, Jari Litmanen and Michael Laudrup. Here was sport doing good and here was sport played with a smile. In the corner there was a scoreboard, but no one was looking at the score.

For It was not that kind of football day.


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