Football legends Ricardo Kaka from Brazil and Luis Figo from Portugal were presented on Thursday with their arrival in Pakistan with Sindhi Topi (cap) and Ajrak (shawl).
Both stars landed in Karachi at Jinnah International Airport. They stopped briefly in the international lounge of the airport, where they were greeted by the hosts.
They are in Pakistan for promotional purposes related to the event World Soccer Stars, which will be held in April this year.
Kaka and Figo will travel to Lahore today.
In April, small festival games will be held in Karachi and Lahore involving world stars. This is the first trip of the high-profile duo to Pakistan. In 2017, former Brazilian star Ronaldinho, Englishman Ryan Giggs and several other international stars traveled through Pakistan and played in Karachi and Lahore.
Kaka, a superb Sao Paulo midfielder, played 92 games for Brazil in his glorious career from 2002 to 2016. He scored 29 goals. Kaka has represented not only the Brazilian Under-20 side, but also 461 international appearances in various leagues, while standing for Sao Paulo, Milan, Real Madrid and Orlando City. During his two stays with Milan, he played 223 games. Kaka was only 20 years old when he was inducted into the 2002 Brazil World Cup team that won the title.
The 46-year-old former winger, Figo, played 127 games during his impressive career from 1991 to 2006. He scored 32 goals. During his professional career (1989-2009) he played 577 games and scored 93 goals when he represented Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Sporting CP.