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Monday, June 25, 2007

Free Kick Masters 2007: International Free Kick Competition

Note (07 December)

According to Glenn Davis, Free Kick Masters will be postponed until next July.

On 22 December 2007, a presitigious event called the Free Kick Masters 2007 will take place at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. In 2004, the competition in Marbella, Spain was televised to over 30 countries and 110 million fans of the beautiful game.

This event brings together some of the premier free kick specialists in the world, along with the best goalkeepers. There will be a qualifying phase of 30 players divided into 5 groups. They will take shots from 18, 21, and 25 meters, respectively. The 6 winners from these groups will advance to the final phase, where they will compete against 4 who have automatically qualified. The top 2 goalkeepers will advance to the final round determined by the fewest goals allowed. Prize money will be awarded to the Free Kick Master (US $1 million), along with the Golden Goalkeeper (US $500,000). For a detailed explanation of the rules, please click here.

This event will be available by pay-per-view (PPV) around the world. If you visit their web site, you will see interviews with Deco, Ronaldinho Gaucho, Lionel Messi, and Alessandro Del Piero.

Please take a look at the scheduled participants (as of this date):

Free Kick Takers:

Anderson "Deco"
Alessandro Del Piero
Luis Figo
Ronaldinho Gaucho
Subait Khater Favel
Rafael Marquez
Jay Jay Okocha
Alvaro Recoba
Franklin Salas
Bernd Schneider
David Villa

Goalkeepers:

Santiago Canizares
Vojislav Dragovic
Oliver Kahn
Kasey Keller
Francesco Toldo

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This event has been updated. Check the official website for all the latest details. http://www.freekickmastersusa.com

Steve Amoia said...

Thank you for the update, but please identify yourself next time. If you are affiliated with this event, please provide us with more information.

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