The ‘Legends All-Star Game’, which was highly anticipated as Ronaldinho, Paulo Maldini and Alessandro Del Piero visited South Korea, has been canceled.
Interpark, the ticketing agency for the Legends All-Star Game, announced on its official website on the 12th, “The Legends All-Star Game has been canceled due to organizational reasons. We will issue a full refund to customers who purchased tickets,” and said, “We sincerely bow our heads and apologize to all fans.”
As a result, the Legends All-Star Game between South Korea, Italy, and Brazil, which was scheduled to be held at the Goyang Sports Complex on April 21, will be unable to take place.
A soccer insider said, “Until now, the legends’ visits to Korea were funded by the domestic organizer, Traveling. However, Lashing City Group of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) did not deposit the promised capital.” “Preparations to hold the All-Star Game have not been smooth since before. It seems that they decided to cancel the event because they thought it would cause more damage to the fans.”
The Legends All-Star Game was highly anticipated by fans. In South Korea, it was scheduled to be hosted by MBC commentator Lee Dong-hwan, as well as former Seongnam FC manager Kim Nam-il, former Jeonbuk Hyundai manager Kim Sang-sik, Choi Jin-cheol, and Lee Un-jae.
From Italy, Maldini, Fabio Cannavaro, Del Piero, and Francesco Totti, and from Brazil, Roberto Carlos, Kaka, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, and Rivaldo were on the roster.
They were scheduled to play three 20-minute matches to give fans a taste of soccer. 스포츠토토
However, Lashing Club reneged on its promise and the event was never held.
In addition, the plans of Lashing City Group, which has been considering investing in Korean soccer since August, are likely to be scrapped.
“We are a group that specializes in soccer, we own 14 clubs around the world, and we develop a lot of players,” said Mauricio Paniello, co-founder of Lasing City Group, last month. “We want to build a big (soccer) academy in Korea, so we can produce players and send them to Europe and the world,” he said.
A footballer said, “Lashing City Group has lost the trust of Korean football by canceling the Legends All-Star Game. It will not be easy for Lasing City Group to promote its business in Korea in the future.”