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ZiZou invites Iran's Nekounam to play for charity

Source: Press TV

French football legend Zinedine Zidane has invited Osasuna's Iranian midfielder Javad Nekounam to play in a charity match in Morocco.

An official invitation for the 27-year-old Iranian national to join the world stars was delivered to Osasuna on October 29.

Osasuna's Iranian midfielder Javad Nekounam

Football legends Ronaldo and Zidane will captain their international star-studded teams for the friendly to be held in the Moroccan city of Fez on November 17.

The event, organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), is aimed at raising money for anti-poverty projects.

Nekounam played in Spain's foreign-based players captained by Sevilla's striker Fredrik Kanoute against the World's Best Players team to help African children on 13 May 2008.

The Iranian international was given a three-year contract extension until 2011 by Osasuna last November due to his strong performances and commitment to the Spanish club.

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