On Saturday 21 April, prior to the UEFA-United Nations Match for Solidarity, 11 children who have been followed by the Eleven Campaign will take to the pitch at the Stade de Genève to play in a football match designed to symbolise unity.
Can football unite the world? That is the question posed by the Eleven Campaign, the non-profit organisation behind the Eleven film project. Supported by the UEFA Foundation for Children, the Eleven documentary aims to demonstrate the power of football to unite the world by following 11 children as they come together to play the football match of their lives.
The Eleven Rise As One game will take place ahead of the Match for Solidarity, a charity event being organised by UEFA and the United Nations on Saturday 21 April. It will bring together 11 children from 11 different countries, who will meet for the first time when they arrive in Switzerland to form a football team and play a 30-minute match at the Stade de Genève. Their opponents will be a team of 10- to 15-year olds with no fewer than 11 different origins.
As the world’s most popular sport, football is more than just a sport, more than just a game. It has the power to overcome prejudice, promote peace and bring people from different backgrounds together.
Come and share in this great adventure and see how football has the power to unite the world!
The first to arrive at the stadium will take part in a draw to win jerseys signed by football legends such as Figo, Ronaldinho, Pirlo, as well as a Real Madrid jersey signed by Ronaldo.