Adidas backs Zindane in Thai charity match for HIV

French international midfielder Zinedine 'Zizou' Zidane will return to the field for a charity match in Thailand, which will be held at the Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium on 24 February. Zidane will play in the full-time 'Adidas Impossible Match' for the first time since his retirement and he will also hold a football clinic for local children before the game. The Nation reported it will be a competition between the Predator team, spearheaded by the French legend, and the F50 team led by former Thai star striker Piyapong Pew-on. The special match also features Thai national players Tawan Sripan, Terdsak Chaiman, Dassakorn Thonglao, Niwet Siriwong and Kosin Hatairatanakul and guest players from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Adidas will donate a total of 1,000 balls to Chiang Mai for developing the sport in the province. Proceeds will go to the Kua-Daroon foundation, a charity taking care of HIV affected children.

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