Hublot calls up football legends to organise the ultimate kickabout at Basel

Baselworld

Hublot brought together friends of the brand and sporting legends to kick off the first day of Baselworld with a game of football.

The watchmaker’s friendly match, which boasted José Mourinho and Maradona as captains, featured a variety of sporting legends.

Maradona’s team:

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Tino Asprilla, Roberto Carlos, Hernan Crespo, Gianni Infantino, Christian Karembeu, Marco Materazzi, Gaizka Mendieta, Angelo Peruzzi, and David Trezeguet

José Mourinho’s team:

Usain Bolt, Vitor Baía, Stéphane Chapuisat, Marcel Desailly, Damien Duff, Robbie Keane, Patrick Kluivert, Richard Orlinski and Alexei Smertin.

The match was refereed by Nicola Rizzoli and his Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia smart watch.

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot, said: “This was the dream and Hublot has made it a reality! This match is everybody’s dream.

“Seeing the friends of the brand, legends on the pitch playing football, bringing together legendary sportsmen who have never played together for this exceptional encounter, creating two teams for a Match of Friendship, all this is more than we could have hoped for! What better proof of how football can bring people together!”

At the end of the game, the spirit of football was kept alive with the Cuban hip hop of the group Orishas who set the pitch alight, before DJ Teddy-O—another friend of the brand—spun the decks to produce his mix for the evening.

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