David Beckham will play in an anti-poverty charity match on Nov.
19, his first game in Spain since leaving Real Madrid.
He is on a list of players set to take part in the fifth game sponsored by the
United Nations Development Program and its ambassadors, Zinedine Zidane and
Ronaldo, Spanish news agency Efe reported Monday.
Zidane and AC Milan striker Ronaldo will each captain a team at the La Rosaleda
stadium in Malaga.
Milan defender Paolo Maldini and Brazilians Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Dida and
Rivaldo are all set to play, while retired Italian referee Pierluigi Collina
will participate for the fifth time.
Beckham left Madrid in June after four years with the Spanish club to join Major
League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy.
Proceeds will benefit anti-poverty projects that range from support to female
entrepreneurs to the construction of sports centers for street children in Asia,
Africa and Latin America.