Champions League winner Vladimir Smicer and two-time English Premier League victor Louis Saha are among the latest names announced for this year’s Masters Football clash between Liverpool and Manchester United legends.
Organisers have also released an additional 7,000 tickets to the event, which is being held at the National Stadium in Singapore on November 14, with more than 80 per cent of the initial 11,000 tickets already sold.
Smicer, who scored a goal in Liverpool’s famous victory over AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final, has been announced in the Reds side along with Patrik Berger, Phil Babb and Bjorn Kvarme.
They join a star-studded list of already-confirmed Liverpool Masters participants including Robbie Fowler, Luis Garcia, Steve McManaman, Jerzy Dudek (pictured above at last year's event) and Dietmar Hamann for the match.
Saha scored 53 goals in 117 matches for Fulham before stops at Old Trafford, Everton, Tottenham, Sunderland and Lazio.
The French striker will don a Red Devils shirt once more alongside Andy Cole, Quinton Fortune, Paul Parker and Keith Gillespie, with more names to be revealed closer to the event.
Fans are showing enormous interest in the match, which brings together two of the fiercest rivals in world sport. Tickets have only been on sale for four weeks, but demand has led to the organisers releasing the second batch.
“Both Liverpool and Manchester United have a huge fan base in Singapore and I am very pleased with the response so far,” said Steve Black, chief executive of Masters Football Asia.
“The players are very excited and cannot wait to come back to Singapore and revive the rivalry and play to a huge crowd at one of the latest sporting venues in the world.”
Fans also have another incentive to purchase tickets, as Masters Football Asia will be giving ticket holders and a friend an opportunity to meet the players when they arrive in Singapore.
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