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Thursday, March 22 2018 - 11:20
Usain Bolt, Diego Maradona & Jose Mourinho Meet for a Match of Friendship
BASEL, Switzerland, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

A fusion between the world sprinting legend, the God of Football and the 
Special One for a Football Match of Friendship 

"This was the dream and Hublot has made it a reality! This match is everybody's 
dream. Seeing the friends of the brand, legends on the pitch playing football, 
bringing together legendary sportsmen who have never played together for this 
exceptional encounter, creating two teams for a Match of Friendship, all this 
is more than we could have hoped for! What better proof of how football can 
bring people together!"  

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot

Baselworld I Hall 4 I 21 March 2018  

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With 85 days to go before the first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup(TM) kicks 
off, Hublot brought together the friends of the brand to celebrate the 
beautiful game. A Match of Friendship. Two one-off teams for an encounter that 
all football fans could have only dreamed of. True to its motto "First, Unique, 
Different", Hublot invited Usain Bolt to play in his first game of football. 
The world sprinting champion, who is a football lover, put his feet to the 
service of Jose Mourinho's team. Diego Maradona managed the opposing team. The 
match was refereed by Nicola Rizzoli and his Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World 
Cup Russia (TM)smart watch. There are some sporting moments in history that 
live on forever and Hublot knows better than anybody how to create these 

Hall 4 at Baselworld turned into a football pitch 

After the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris, it was at the Mecca of the 
watch-making world-where Hublot unveiled its Football watch dedicated to the 
FIFA 2018 World CupTM-that the Swiss watchmaker blew the whistle to start this 
special game held in this original location. A legendary game bringing together 
stars from the world of football and Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, 
under coaches Diego Maradona and Jose Mourinho.

Maradona's team  

Tino Asprilla, Roberto Carlos, Hernan Crespo, Gianni Infantino, Christian 
Karembeu, Marco Materazzi, Gaizka Mendieta, Angelo Peruzzi, and David Trezeguet

Jose Mourinho's team  

Usain Bolt, Vitor Baia, Stephane Chapuisat, Marcel Desailly, Damien Duff, 
Robbie Keane, Patrick Kluivert, Richard Orlinski and Alexei Smertin.

Once again, Hublot is the master of football.

SOURCE: Hublot