Qatar to host charity match for Japan victims

Qatar to host charity match for Japan victims

Published Apr. 20, 2011 11:36 a.m. ET

Qatar will host a charity soccer match featuring stars from the 2002 World Cup final between Brazil and Germany to benefit the victims of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake.

Brazilian great Cafu and the Qatar Football Association announced plans the plans late Tuesday during a visit the former defender was making to the country that will host the 2022 World Cup.

Cafu said the December exhibition would feature the 2002 World Cup players against a team of international stars. He said the rosters have yet to be finalized, but said none of the players will be paid to appear.

Cafu was part of three Brazilian World Cup campaigns and said he wanted to do something to help the victims of the March 11 disaster that left 27,000 reported dead or missing.