HUBLOT once again managed to amaze us not only with their fabulous luxury timepieces but also by reuniting Usain Bolt, Diego Maradona and José Mourinho for a very special occasion in Basel last week: The match of Friendship
"Everyone dreamed about it, Hublot did it! With such a special match Hublot touches
just everybody. Better than any dream: friends of the brand, stars, legends, personalities that
have never played together on a pitch, two teams for a friendly match.
Unique moments and encounters. The proof that football unites! "
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot
85 days before the kick-off of the first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup ™ Hublot brought the friends of the brand and football together. A match of friendship. Two such teams have never been seen so far made for a match that all football fans dreamed of.
Usain Bolt true to the Hublot philosophy "Be First, Be Unique, Be Different" invited to his first football match. The international sprint icon is also enthusiastic football fan and was able to use his talent in the team of José Mourinho. On the other half of the field: Diego Maradona and his team. Referee of the match was Italian International Nicola Rizzoli who was wearing the new Smart Watch from Hublot, the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™. Those were sporting moments that will be part of eternity. Hublot surely knows how to create these special moments like no one else does! Hublot loves football!
The format of a legendary game
1 game Game of Friendship
30 'playing time: 2 x 15' and a half-time of 10 '
2 coaches: Diego Maradona, José Mourinho
2 teams: 18 legends and stars of the football world
1 international referee: Nicola Rizzoli
2 master of ceremonies, 2 friends of the brand Michel Pont, Alan Shearer
1 Timepiece :The Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Team Maradona: Tino Asprilla, Roberto Carlos, Hernan Crespo, Gianni Infantino, Christian Karembeu, Marco Materazzi,
Gaizka Mendieta, Angelo Peruzzi and David Trezeguet.
Team José Mourinho:
Usain Bolt, Vitor Baía, Stéphane Chapuisat, Marcel Desailly, Damien Duff, Robbie Keane, Patrick
Kluivert, Richard Orlinski and Alexei Smertin.
Nothing was missing: the shield of the 4th referee, the official mascot of the FIFA World Cup
Russia 2018TM, Zabivaka, and the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM, which proved was it is capable of right after its revelation. On the wrist of International referee Nicola Rizzoli, the special edition Big Bang thanks to its smart Hublot technology provided information on the Goal Line Technology, live during the Match of Friendship and soon at the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.