Doha, 14 July 2020 - Argentina football star Javier Mascherano will be the special guest on Thursday’s @GA4Good Instagram Live At 9 PM Doha time (GMT +3). The current Estudiantes player will talk about the discipline and drive which has helped him win a host of major honours during his glittering football career.
After making his name in the English Premier League with West Ham United and Liverpool, Mascherano joined Spanish giants Barcelona, where he won five La Liga championships and two UEFA Champions League titles. He also won 147 caps for Argentina and helped his nation reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ final, where they lost 1-0 to Germany.
Mascherano is the latest star to appear on @GA4good since the programme launched its online series. Previous guests were Xavi Hernández, Samuel Eto’o, Cafu, Tim Cahill and others.
Ahead of Mascherano’s appearance, former NAC Breda, Nottingham Forest and Netherlands striker, Pierre van Hooijdonk will be interviewed on @GA4Good at 4 PM Doha time on Wednesday. The WorldCoaches ambassador will talk about his motivations in football.
Generation Amazing Programmes Director, Nasser Al Khori, said: “Javier Mascherano is such a prominent figure in football who, in addition to being a dominant player for club and country, has done some tremendous and admirable charitable work with NGOs off the pitch as well. This kind of commitment to the community is a crucial part of what Generation Amazing does and I am sure that both our youth participants and general audiences can take so much from his incredible experience. We are thrilled about hosting him this week to explore these topics and more.”
Al Khori added: “It will also be interesting for youth to hear about the important work that Pierre van Hooijdonk has been doing as a WorldCoaches ambassador. Again, this is a cause close to Generation Amazing. He does a brilliant job of reaching youth through football coaching, so we are very excited about the line-up.”