Get ready for a remarkable spectacle on September 6th at 17:00 at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia as football legends unite for the “Match of Hope”, a charity event organised by former Bulgarian national player Stiliyan Petrov. This event will see a fusion of stars from both the global and Bulgarian football scenes, and TV1 will capture every moment of it.
A number of world stars will compete against the Bulgarian team. Famous players like Hristo Stoichkov, Dimitar Berbatov, Nasko Sirakov and of course Stiliyan Petrov himself will represent Bulgaria, while world-renowned stars including Roy Keane, Henrik Larsson and Robert Pires will shine on the global stage. The event boasts an impressive line-up of 20 players per team, and the collaboration of these football legends is a testament to the power of sport to bring people together for a noble cause.
Petrov expressed his gratitude to Bulgarian fans who supported him during his challenging journey and emphasised the importance of this match in providing hope and courage to those battling cancer. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Bulgarian hospitals for cancer treatment and transplants, with full transparency for the public.