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10 December 2023

Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan to take on Dubai football team

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor (L) with Abhishek Bachchan during a practice session. (Facebook: ASFC)

By Ajanta Paul

Cricket and Bollywood go side by side in India. Be it the Indian Premiere League (IPL) or the Celebrity Cricket League - where movie stars are paid to attend or play matches.

But for Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor sports is not always about money.

These two stars have joined forces to play a football match for humanitarian cause.

The duo will come to Dubai on January 31 to play their first ever international football match.

And if rumours are to be believed these Bollywood stars will be pitted against none other than the legendary footballer Diego Maradona.

The match will be held at Dubai's Al Wasl football stadium on 31st January.

This confirmation comes from Bunty Walia, MD - GS Entertainment, "Proud to announce celebrity football match at Dubai's Al Wasl football stadium on 31st Jan!"

All Stars Football Club (ASFC) is an initiative by GS Worldwide Entertainment (GS) and Playing for Humanity (PFH).

The club came together with well-known faces from the fields of Films, Television, Fashion and Sports.

ASFC is run and managed by GS Worldwide Entertainment with the objective to promote the game of football and to help raise much needed funds for a variety of chosen charities.

The ASFC is a 26 member team comprising of players from different walks of life namely Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Raj Kundra and many others.
India's star football player Baichung Bhutia often shares his expertise with the members of ASFC.

A football fanatic Ranbir Kapoor never misses his chance to play. He has been playing football ever since he was 14 and regularly spotted practicing his moves.

Die-hard football fan Abhishek Bachchan has been playing friendly matches for charity.

For their Dubai match, actress Shilpa Shetty's husband, Raj Kundra is all kicked to take the defence along with Abhishek Bachchan.

Well known football presenter Joe Morrison seems to be excited about the upcoming match in Dubai and extended his support.

With these Bollywood hunks coming down to Dubai we are sure to spot some WAGS in the dugout.

Anyone eager to see Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Katrina Kaif has cheerleaders?