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Guinness to bring Marcel Desailly to Jamaica for Guinness Street Football final

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM
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The Guinness Street Football Challenge (GSFC) Caribbean finals, set to take place on June 27-28, will see a special appearance by Guinness 'Made of More' ambassador and former French international football star, Marcel Desailly.

The renowned footballer is a well-known member of the enigmatic French football team which won FIFA World Cup in 1998, as well as the European Championship in 2000.

The professional footballer, popular for his unique style and combination of defensive, physical and mental skills, was also included in 2004 as one of the world's greatest living players on the 'FIFA 100' list of notable footballers, compiled by Brazilian football legend Pele.

Desailly commented on the initiative by Guinness to incorporate players, community members and lovers of Guinness into one event.

"Whether you are playing, supporting your community or just coming out to enjoy the entertainment, this is a fantastic initiative of Guinness that has been growing year after year, and something I'm so delighted to be involved in.

"I can't wait to see what the Caribbean has to offer. Come support your team, your community and enjoy Guinness responsibly," he added.

The former Champions League and FIFA World Cup winner will be joined by five-time Guinness world-record holder and world-renowned professional football freestyler, Daniel Cutting.

Now in its fifth year, the GSFC represents a fusion of the passion for football and entertainment at the grass-roots level where consumers across the Caribbean are given a chance to show in true Guinness style how they are 'Made of More'.

Over the last few months, countries across the Caribbean have seen tremendous bouts of scrimmage-style skill and play as country finalists emerge from the battles between hundreds of teams.

The Challenge comes to the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, and will see 10 teams from the Caribbean vie for a chance to play for the pride of their country and to be crowned the GSFC champions. The 10 teams will represent Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, Aruba, and newcomers Haiti.