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Vettel to captain football team in honour of Michael Schumacher

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Vettel practices with New York Red Bulls in 2011 - Credit: Katharina Krutisch/Red Bull Content Pool

Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez will be amongst the names that are set to take part a celebrity football match in honour of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher.

The match will take place on 27 July at the Coface Arena in Mainz, Germany ahead of the 2016 German Grand Prix with Sebastien Vettel leading out his all-star team against NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki.

All proceeds from the charity football match will be split between the BasKIDball initiative and the Federation ‘craniocerebral patient in need’.

During his Formula 1 career Michael Schumacher was a regular player on the football field for charity matches.

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm commented, “For many years, Michael was an integral figure of such benefit soccer games. We are happy that we can offer a real highlight the fans together with Dirk, because we want so thank them for their support. “

Nowitzki added, “Following in the footsteps of Michael Schumacher’s grand charity Kicks we want to support by joining forces good and important projects.”

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