Rio Charity Match


“Beach Soccer Charity Match Brazil versus Japan”in Rio de Janeiro with the aim of assisting aid effort for victims of the Eastern Japan Earthquake

Sony will present the “Sony Presents Beach Soccer Charity Match Brazil versus Japan ~Believe. The passion for soccer wins~” together with Save the Children on July 30 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Funds raised through the charity event will be used by Save the Children Japan to provide aid and recovery to victims of the Eastern Japan Earthquake and tsunami, in particular, children in the affected areas. Football legends including Cafu, Zico, Ronaldao, Paulo Rink, Alcindo and Washington will be joining the event in support of this cause.

This event will feature a friendly match between the national teams of Japan and Brazil. Prior to the match, an exhibition match featuring many of the football legends above will be played. In collaboration with Save the Children, which is engaged in various activities supporting children across the world, five children from areas affected by the Eastern Japan Earthquake will be invited to attend this match as special guests. In addition, approximately 140 disadvantaged children from Rio de Janeiro will be invited to the event through Save the Children, where they will have the chance to meet the football legends and play beach soccer with them after the game. Some of the children will also be offered the opportunity to escort the players as they enter the stadium, while others will perform the role of ballboys/ballgirls.

Event Outline

Date :
July 30th (Sat), 2011
Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (stadium capacity: 3,500)
Event :
1. Beach soccer match, Japan National Team vs Brazil National Team
2. Exhibition match with football legends
3. Interaction between children and stars through beach soccer
Event Participants:
Cafu, Former Brazil National Team / Zico, Former Brazil National Team
Ronaldao, Former Brazil National Team / Paulo Rink, Former German National Team Alcindo, Former Japan J League Player / Washington, Former Japan J League Player
*may be subject to change

Live video footage of this event will be streamed via the Internet.