Zidane and Friends in Vancouver

Comments 45 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: abdallah

Zinedine Zidane‘s postponed charity soccer tour Zidane and Friends will now be happening July 12 at Swangard Stadium.

He was originally scheduled to play alongside international soccer pals on July 4th however he sustained an injury on Canada Day. Returning this Sunday, the match will see local soccer stars take on Zidane’s team and will raise funds for UNICEF and other causes. Tickets start at $30 and are available online.

It just so happens that I have two four-packs of tickets to give away to Miss604.com readers to share with their friends and family. Please leave a comment on this post if you are interested in attending and I’ll draw two winners 24 hours from now, on Friday July 10th.

Update:The contest is now close and with the help of Raul, I did a draw for the two four-packs of tickets. Alan and Geraldine are the winners, congratulations!

Update: I was able to go as well, here are a few photos from this evening’s game…

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  1. Kelly GordonThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 2:33pm PDT

    Thanks for the info. Pick me please!

  2. RJThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 2:33pm PDT

    My wife and I were so disappointed when it was initially canceled. We thought about visiting him @ his hotel to ask for a headbutt or something. Anyhoo… happy to hear it’s back on.

  3. Dom RichardsThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 2:40pm PDT

    Fingers crossed!!

  4. Mike CowieThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:01pm PDT

    Football?… I like football!!

  5. ADThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:22pm PDT

    With both my son and daughter playing in soccer (or football, as we used to call it in England!) leagues for several years, it would be great to go. Can’t afford to take them, because I lost my job recently. So it would be great if we win. Did I tell you how much I love your blog;-)

  6. Brady ValentinoThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:29pm PDT

    I would love to win this! Pick me pleaseee! 🙂

  7. Rory HansenThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:29pm PDT

    Yay! Zidane. Maybe he’ll headbutt the crowd.

  8. Stephen PhungThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:30pm PDT

    Zinedine Zidane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. WesThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:30pm PDT

    The Whitecaps won’t be at Swangard for much longer. This will be one to remember.

  10. Diana SoraceThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:32pm PDT

    Game on!

  11. Don ForanThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:33pm PDT


  12. HannahThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:33pm PDT

    I did enjoy watching the last World Cup… cheering for France. 😮

  13. KarlThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:36pm PDT

    Oh oh me me!

  14. Jules (FrizzBarks)Thursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:36pm PDT

    Nice one! My soccer-fan sis would love to go. If I win she gets the tix!

  15. AnitaThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:36pm PDT

    I heart football…

    …someone told me he injured himself lifting a baby?

  16. DeepThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:37pm PDT


  17. Elizabeth K.Thursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:37pm PDT

    I hope you pick me! 🙂

  18. Geraldine DurantThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:38pm PDT

    I’d like to enter this contest to win tickets for my nephew who just moved to Vancouver 2 weeks ago. Am I allowed to do that? He just graduated from university and is in a new province, new city and new job. With one paycheque to his name I doubt he will be spending money on entertainment yet, and it would be nice for him to take some new friends to this game to see Zidane, one of the greatest players ever. Thanks

  19. DeannaThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:40pm PDT

    Ooh pick me! Super fan.

  20. trickydeeThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:40pm PDT

    It’s actually my 39th birthday today – this could be my present!

  21. RyanThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:45pm PDT

    Should I wear a helmet….just in case?

  22. AlanThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:45pm PDT

    Can’t wait to see Zidane in person!

  23. Timothy GarciaThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:51pm PDT

    *spins the wheel of fortune*

  24. OllyThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 3:56pm PDT

    I love football. I like to think I could make it as a professional footballer, if I didn’t lack all the required skills. Pick me!

  25. KevinThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 4:00pm PDT

    Hey Miss 604 – saw your tweet about this. Hopefully I win tickets! Thanks for the give away 🙂

  26. GDThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 4:08pm PDT

    I don’t watch soccer…but this could be a life-changing moment! And you could be responsible!

  27. LyndseyThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 4:26pm PDT

    OKay, I’m in!! This man played for Juventus when I still lived in Torino (’01)! Would be awesome to watch him after so long!

  28. NerminThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 4:39pm PDT

    Pick me 🙂

  29. Brian PlattThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 4:52pm PDT

    I’ve got a friend from Paris here—but we missed out on buying tickets!

  30. AdelaideThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 5:00pm PDT

    Oh me too please Mz Rebecca 🙂

  31. GarvinThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 5:26pm PDT

    Added. Wish me luck.

  32. JLThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 5:26pm PDT

    Oh please put me in! I LOVE ZIZOU!

  33. AlanThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 5:44pm PDT

    That’s a great way to share the abundance! I’m sure my family would enjoy the game. If I get the tickets I’ll invite a friend of mine who’s recovered from drug addiction to the game.


  34. KikiThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 6:02pm PDT

    It would be nice if whomever wins, then makes a donation to Unicef Canada. I will!

  35. Andrew SnaithThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 6:46pm PDT

    I love Zidane he is a soccer legend. I moved to Vancouver the week before the game was supposed to go ahead and was very happy to hear that I would be able to see the greatest midfielder play. I thought this place would be a wilderness for soccer players so I was pleasantly surprised to hear he was coming to BC. I quickly phoned a friend already here and he booked up tickets, I was ecstatic.

    I almost cried like a big girl when I heard that the game had been cancelled as I knew I’d never get a chance to see my idol grace the pitch once again. I’m glad to hear that the game has been re-arranged and if I’m not lucky enough to win tickets through here I will be trying my hardest to secure seats for this with my own money.

  36. JodiThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 8:48pm PDT

    Sexiest bald man in soccer! Pick me, please!

  37. Ryan OThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 8:50pm PDT

    My 7-year old son and 5-year old daughter just loves soccer. In fact they are just finishing up a summer soccer camp this week. Would be great if we’re lucky enough to win tickets and see this game. Thanks!

  38. YasminaThursday, July 9th, 2009 — 9:48pm PDT

    I was supposed to work the Greenday concert, and cancelled my shift to see the great Zizou, and with disappointment heard that the game was cancelled/postponed.. I would love to see his skills on the pitch. There is a man, who not only is extremely talented and cute, but volunteers his time too…now that is truly amazing. There’s a reason why Pascal Obispo (one of my favourite French singers) wrote a song dedictated to one of the greatest soccer players of all time called Zinedine.

    Thanks Miss 604 for your generosity too! Enjoy the sunshine, and hopefully enjoy the game too! Cheers 🙂

  39. BharatFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 12:01am PDT

    Oh God!..I seem to be playing Zidane in Euro against England. I think i am just in time…to check my luck . I have madly seen all his videos…I have repeatedly seen full matches of France against spain, portugal, BRASIL and Italy…I cannot even think how ZZ tried cheeky penalty shot in the WC final..he is not only a good footballer..he is a true professional…ok My time up….Pick me up ..plssss

  40. andreaFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 11:38am PDT

    Zidane + Unicef + Football = FUN

    Pick me. please…..

  41. SanazFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 12:48pm PDT

    I’m interested in going:)

  42. MarkFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 1:04pm PDT

    Oh to be able to see some top quality footie.

    No ifs, and certainly no butts, I’d love to go

  43. AfshinFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 2:58pm PDT

    My little Nephew is in town from France and he loves Zidane! He would be super excited to go!

  44. VancityandyFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 4:49pm PDT

    Big Zidane fan! Does he promise a complimentary headbutt for all fans?

  45. VancityandyFriday, July 10th, 2009 — 4:50pm PDT

    Does he promise a complimentary headbutt for all fans?

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