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Legends Nistelrooy, Pires to visit Vietnam

Past greats Ruud van Nistelrooy and Robert Pires will be touring Vietnam next month as part of their roles as UEFA ambassadors, vietnamnews.vn reported earlier this week.

Dutch striker Van Nistlerooy, who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid during his glittering career, and French midfielder Pires, a key component in Arsenal’s 2002-03 squad who were branded the "Invincibles", will arrive in Ho Chi Minh on April 3 with the UEFA Champions League trophy, which they will parade around the city the same day.

According to vietnamnews, local fans will have a chance to meet the pair on April 4-5 with 10 free tickets to watch the Champions League final in Lisbon up for grabs, along with 14 tickets for a football festival in Ibiza, Spain. A trophy procession will also be held in Hanoi on April 6.

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