World's top footballers to test skills in a TV contest

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London, Apr 26 (ANI): Some of the world's top footballers are to star in a ground breaking contest to be held on July 17 at London's O2 Arena, testing skills such as control, strike power and goal scoring.

Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard and Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas will join rivals in the TV challenge to be staged in front of 20,000 fans just after the World Cup, The Sun reports. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo are also in the frame to compete along with Valencia's David Villa and Didier Drogba of Chelsea.

Organisers of the 10 million pounds event hope it will become an annual show to tour the world. A "major name" from football is said to be in talks to be host.

"This is like nothing you've ever seen. The world's best players come together for a pure skills test," said a source for the ITV1 show.

"As it's happening after the World Cup, they may well use some of its great shots and crosses to influence the challenges," the source added. (ANI)

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