Thursday, November 23, 2006

Zinedine Zidane wins the heart of Bangladesh!

Zinedine Yazid Zidane French football superstar and a hero came to Bangladesh on a two days goodwill visit on 7 Nov 2006 to meet the impoverished people of a village Itahata Gazipur near Dhaka who had transformed their lives on loan (micro credit) from Nobel Peace winner Dr. Mohammad Yunus pioneering Grameen Bank. He delighted thousands there taking part in an impromptu game in the village, villagers showered Zidane with flowers. Later, in the evening he was given a rousing reception at the Dhaka stadium where he participated in an exhibition match with the national juniors.

Zinedine Zidane sporting a crown of flowers, enters the Bangladesh Football Federation Bldg on Tuesday afternoon 7 Nov 2006.

Zidane, the Danone brand ambassador is enjoying a ride on a carriage with Dr. Yunus at Dhaka National Stadium

The French talisman celebrating the birthday of Franck Riboud (R), Chairman and CEO of Danone Foods at Dhaka, Dr. Yunus looks on.

flanked by an army of young followers

finds it hard to dodge past the players-to-be

elated as ever after scoring by his team

The UN Goodwill Ambassador shakes hands with the player who scored the goal

The superstar signing an autograph on the shirt of a tiny tot at Dhaka stadium.

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