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Dunga and Hugo Sanchez support "6 villages for 2006"


FIFA/SOS Ambassadors Hugo Sanchez and Dunga

Dunga, captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning squad, and former Mexican football star Hugo Sanchez, delighted children by joining them for a football match at the SOS Children's Village in Ammersee last week and to show their support for the “6 villages for 2006” campaign.

Dunga and Hugo Sanchez, who both serve as FIFA/SOS Ambassadors and are currently commentating on the World Cup in Germany for TV stations from their respective countries, took time off on Wednesday to visit the children's village in Ammersee near Munich.

The two former football greats were welcomed to the village by the children in fine Latino style with an energetic drum performance before answering some questions from the children.

Once on the pitch, the children were first entertained by "Beto el Dominador", a football trick-shot star and good friend of Hugo Sanchez. Beto, who holds the world record for keeping the ball in the air - a whole two hours - mesmerised the children by ball juggling whilst changing into his football kit and doing sit ups.

Sanchez, Dunga and the kids

The two players and the children, all sporting “6 villages for 2006” t-shirts, then split into two teams and fought a fiercely competitive game of football, before posing for group photographs.

Dunga and Sanchez are both "FIFA for SOS Children's Villages" ambassadors and fully support 6 villages for 2006, the official charity campaign of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™, which will see new SOS Children’s Villages being built in Dunga’s home country Brazil, in Igarassu and in Sanchez’s native Mexico, in the city of Morelia.

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