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Saviola, Edmilson, Simao to play for Barca Legends in Kolkata

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Former star forward Javier Saviola, Brazilian and Simão Sabrosa will be part of the FC Legends team which is set to take on Mohun Bagan Legends in an exhibition match at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on September 28, the organisers said on Friday.

As per the 18-member squad list sent by Spanish giants Barcelona, besides the well know trio, the likes of Roger Garca, and have also confirmed their presence, the statement said.

"We are still awaiting names of four more players from who will be part of the squad," organiser Koushik Moulik said at a press conference here.

Asked about the visa, Moulick said they are yet to get it but that should not be a problem.

The (ISL) is set to kickstart at the same venue the very next day with ATK taking on Kerala Blasters.

Quizzed if that would be a hindrance, city giants Mohun Bagan club general said Development Limited (FSDL) , the promoters of ISL, have given the green signal and so has Federation (AIFF), the governing body of football in the country.

"The AIFF initially wanted the match to be pre-poned to 24th of this month. But since an agreement was already signed involving the government, ISL and the organisers; it had to happen on the 28th. AIFF called me this morning and said they are okay with it," Mitra told reporters.

The AIFF, though, is yet to give written permission for the game.



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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 22:08 IST