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Pires to travel to Gliwice for Teqball World Championships

The French 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Robert Pires will attend the International Federation of Teqball's World Championships in Gliwice, it was revealed here today.

The winger earned 79 caps and scored 14 goals for France during a glittering career in international and club football, and was part of the squad that became world and European champions in the space of two years.

He appeared in three games for France as they triumphed on home soil in 1998, before providing the assist for David Trezeguet to score the golden-goal winner against Italy in the European Championship final in Rotterdam in 2000.

Pires also won the Golden Ball and Golden Shoe for best player and top goalscorer respectively as France triumphed at the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, a tournament they retained two years later.

Krzysztof Ochędalski, the vice-president of the Polish Teqball Association (PZTEQ), explained that the World Championships have attracted several football stars.

"We have a lot of ambassadors in Poland," Ochędalski said.


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