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We’ve found a way to sneak a bit of football into the agenda with the great news that AFTER EARTH stars Jaden Smith and his dad Will Smith will line up alongside a huge array of football greats when they help kick off the annual Ultimate Champions Match, taking place at the UEFA Champions Festival in London this Saturday 25th May.

The 2013 Ultimate Champions Match is a five-a-side tournament which is totally FREE and open to anyone to come along and watch.  It’s a unique opportunity to see some of football’s greatest names return to action at  the UEFA Champions Festival, a free, public four-day event taking place from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th May in the new International Quarter by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

Will and Jaden Smith will stop to greet crowds before they step onto the pitch to help warm up the goalkeepers with a penalty shoot-out and then undertake the coin toss in front of the match official.  They are in London to promote the release of their forthcoming film AFTER EARTH which will be at UK cinemas from 7 June. You can read all our coverage so far by clicking here!

Ultimate Champions Match details:

  • UEFA Champions Festival at Stratford opens: 9.00am
  • UEFA Champions Festival is completely FREE and open to everybody
  • Will Smith and Jaden Smith will greet crowds and step on to the pitch from 11.30am
  • Ultimate Champions Match kick-off: 12:30pm
  • Venue: UEFA Champions Festival, The International Quarter (by the entrance to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park), Stratford

Check out these legendary line-ups!

Ultimate Champions A

1     Jens Lehmann (GK)

1    Edwin van der Sar (GK)

7    Robert Pirès

8    Freddie Ljungberg

9    Ian Rush

9    Davor Šuker

12  Giovanni van Bronckhorst

13  Karl-Heinz Riedle

14  Christian Karembeu

14  Graeme Le Saux

17  Steve McManaman

23  Jamie Carragher

25  Gianfranco Zola

Coach : Lars Ricken

Ultimate Champions B

99  Vítor Baía (GK)

2    Cafu

3    Simone Farina

5    Patrik Andersson

6    Youri Djorkaeff

7    Luís Figo

8    Predrag Mijatovi?

9    Giovane Élber

10  Michael Laudrup

17  Fabio Cannavaro

17  Pierre van Hooijdonk

27  Serginho

Coach: Paul Breitner