Baresi, Schillaci to star in Japan friendly


Former Italy stars Franco Baresi and Salvatore “Toto” Schillaci will play in a summer friendly against a select Japanese old boys’ side featuring ex-international Ruy Ramos, organizers announced on Monday.

Milan legend Baresi and former Jubilo Iwata striker Schillaci will headline a team made up of Italy’s past stars at National Stadium on June 9.

Japan and Italy have been drawn together in the first round of the Confederations Cup, which will kick off six days after the friendly.