Those of a certain age may remember one of football’s most famous commercials back in 2002, when the world’s best footballers competed in a cage on a cargo ship.
As MilanNews recalls, Cantona was the referee in the three vs. three tournament called Scorpion KO, which featured the likes of Thierry Henry, Vieira, Ljunberg, Davids, Cannavaro, Totti, van Nistelrooy, Thuram, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, Scholes, Ronaldo and Crespo.
Nike have now attempted to recreate the idea 18 years later, and Milan’s Sandro Tonali will be involved alongside Rennes star Edouard Camavinga and Castellanos of NYCFC.
Roma’s attacking midfielder Manuela Giugliano is the only other Italian, and below are the teams…
Brasileiragem: Cunha, Rodrigo, Debinha
The G-Team: Greenwood, Geyord, Giugliano
Silky Smooth: Mount, Alexia, Stanway
Next Up: Camavinga, Castellanos, Tonali
Precious Cargo: Havertz, Harder, Under
The Untouchables: McKenzie, Pugh, Mewis
City Slickers: Walsh, Bronze, Foden
The Strikers Committee: Zhang, Lautaro, Kirby
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