Carles Puyol, the iconic Spain and Barcelona former great, arrived in Karachi on Saturday to promote football and kick-off ticket sales for the World Soccer Stars 2019. Puyol joined an elite list of global football stars to have visited Pakistan in the past year, who will be featuring in the World Soccer Stars 2019 – a project of TouchSky Group (TSG).The spectacle will comprise of exhibition matches in Pakistan, new dates for the tour to be announced in June. He will be joined by Portugal legend Luis Figo, former Brazilian talisman Kaka and former French European winner Nicolas Anelka. Earlier this year, Kaka and Figo had also arrived in Pakistan to promote the World Soccer Stars 2019.
Puyol arrived amid strict security measures and fanfare and had a message for his fans in Karachi.
“Karachi, I look forward to seeing you all and I am really excited to meet all my fans in Pakistan at the one and only PSL final. World Soccer Stars presents a great opportunity to celebrate the arrival of football and from what I know, football is the next emerging sport in Pakistan,” he earlier said.
Puyol’s visit involved massive fan engagement at Karachi’s Dolmen Mall in Clifton, among other activities such as the launch and distribution of signed electronic products. He was also present at the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final between the Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.
The Barcelona star is part of the World Soccer Stars team that will play exhibition football games in Pakistan, new dates for the tour to be announced in June.