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Messi and Ronaldo to line up together for ‘Europe’ team in All-Star match in South Africa

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would play together in a All-Star match showcasing the best of European-based talent and African-based talent, according to reports in Spanish newspaper.

They would play for ‘Team Europe’ – comprised of stars from La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 – against a similar ‘Africa’ dream team from the Africa Championship.

Mundo Deportivo report that a marketing company has approached UEFA and proposed the annual fixture, which is inspired by the NBA All-Star Game between the Western and Eastern Conferences.

The players involved would be chosen by an online fan poll, with no more than three players from any club side.

But despite such restrictions, the proposed match would throw up the tantalising prospect of Barcelona;s Messi and Neymar joining forces with Real Madrid stars Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Other possible stars in the ‘Europe’ team include Manchester United’s forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Paul Pogba.

The ‘Africa’ side would dominated by Kaizer Cheifs, Al Ahly, TP Mazembe and Asec Mimosa

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