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Posted on: Monday, January 18, 2010

Soccer: Kaka, Zidane to play in game for Haiti relief


Associated Press

LISBON, Portugal Brazilian midfielder Kaka and retired soccer star Zinedine Zidane are to play an exhibition game in Lisbon on Jan. 25 to raise money for earthquake-hit Haiti.

The Match Against Poverty is being organized by the United Nations Development Programme and Portuguese club Benfica, which will host the game at its Stadium of Light.

Benfica announced Monday that Real Madrid's Kaka will line up with former Juventus midfielder Pavel Nedved and Spain's Fernando Hierro against a team of Benfica All Stars.

The UN has estimated that 3 million Haitians were affected by last week's quake and 2 million require food assistance.