NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The students taking an executive masters course at UEFA this year could field one of the best school teams ever seen.
After classes this week, Ballon d’Or recipient Kaka was joined on the field by Champions League winners Florent Malouda and Julio Cesar and an array of one-time national team stars. The action was intense and skillful on a chilly, wind-swept field at the European soccer body’s headquarters.
Didier Drogba, though not playing, and Andriy Arshavin are also classmates for an 18-month education now in its third edition. The 2011 Champions League final referee, Victor Kassai, is on the team, too.
The course comprises blocks of classes in seven cities — six in Europe and a final