"I'm thrilled that St. Louis will be hosting the Players for Peace Goodwill Game," said Mayor Francis G. Slay. "Not only does this event serve a great cause, but it will bring visitors - including some of the world's best soccer players - to eat in our restaurants, sleep in our hotels, and visit our many attractions. I know these international visitors will return home to share great stories of their experiences in St. Louis."Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on August 7. Credit for bringing the game to St. Louis goes to the Convention and Visitors Commission. Visit the official site for the event by clicking here.
Former United States National and Hall of Fame player Eric Wynalda will coach "The Rest of the World" squad. Brazilian legend Carlos Alberto Torres, who served as captain of Brazil's 1970 Mexico World Cup championship team, will coach the South American team. Assistant coaches will be AC St. Louis' Francisco Filho (South America) and former England International Terry Fenwick ("The Rest of the World").
"The Rest of the World" and South American squads will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of the following Players for Peace Ambassadors: Elias Figueroa (Chile), Chairman of Players for Peace; Steve Leighton (USA), CEO of Players for Peace; Carlos Alberto Torres (Brazil); Eric Wynalda (USA); Carlos Valderama (Columbia); Tefilio Cubillas (Peru); Osvaldo Ardiles (Argentina); Terry Fenwick (Caribbean); and Shep Messing (USA).