Karachi (Staff Report): 8 international footballers including former Brazilian footballers Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos and Manchester United stalwart Ryan Giggs have arrived at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) on Saturday morning.

Ronaldinho will lead the team which will play two matches during its visit to Pakistan.

Pakistani footballers who will play alongside the international players include Kaleemullah, Saddam Hussain, Saadullah, Yousuf Butt, Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Essa, Ghulam Rasool, and star of street child football team Mohammad Razzik.

Before flying to Karachi for the inaugural game, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa will also host a reception in honour of the visiting footballers later in the morning.

The first match will be played today (Saturday) at Karachi’s Hockey Club of Pakistan whereas second match is schedule to be played in Lahore on Sunday.

England’s David James and Dutch star George Boateng are also among the top former players to feature in exhibition games in Pakistan.