World Cup star Forlan to mesmerize Kolkata
Kolkata: Uruguayan star of the recently concluded World Cup Diego Forlan is all set to spell his magic in this football-crazy city when he visits here for a three-day trip beginning July 30.
The Golden Ball winner of 2010 World Cup, Forlan will arrive for a television reality show as his millions of fans will get a chance to have a glimpse of Latin American star.
As part of the show, Forlan will be at Yuba Bharati Krirangan on August 1 where there will be a match between Challenger XI and Mohun Bagan XI.
"After travelling all the way for over 24 hours from Uruguay, Montevideo to Sau Paulo, Johannesburg and Dubai, Forlan is scheduled to reach Kolkata at 8.15 am," organizers of the television reality show confirmed.
"Forlan will be present at the event to cheer the Challenger XI team led by captain Dipyendu Biswas. The team has been trained rigorously and professionally by Brazillian great Branco. It is on the sets of this reality show that Brazilian footballer Branco will meet World Cup superstar Forlan," said the organisers.
The 31-year-old will be accompanied by his girlfriend, the famous supermodel, Zaira Nara.
Forlan had played a key role in Uruguay`s fourth finish in the World Cup in South Africa. He scored five goals in the tournament.
Forlan joins a host of football icons who have come to Kolkata in the last three years.
They include Lothar Matthaus, Karl Heinz Rumminege, Diego Maradona, Branco, Romario, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Mueller, Mark van Bommel and Ze Roberto.