Football lovers will have to chance to see former greats of the game battle on the pitch once every four years at the legends world cup.
According to ESPN Deportes, the world cup will be held in three Mexican cities – Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City – with a total of 12 nations participating.
Philipp Lahm of Germany is presented with the 2014 World Cup trophy by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
The games will be played for 60mins instead of 90mins, have unlimited substitutes and the proceeds from the games going to Mexican charity foundations.
It was further reported that more details of the legends world cup will be released in January.
The countries expected to partake are: England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Mexico, United States, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Japan
According to ESPN, Netherlands legends like Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf and Ruud Gullit will play at the event, coached by Frank Rijkaard at the event. Total football idealogist Johan Cruyff will work in a broadcasting capacity.
Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Kluivert