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EXTRA TIME: Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Cafu and other legends storm Moroccan anniversary

13:47 GMT 07/11/2018
Ronaldo Rivaldo Ronaldinho Brazil 2002 World Cup
The football greats joined the north African nation in observing a national holiday that pays tribute to the country's march against Spanish rule

Brazil legends Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Cafu alongside Argentina’s Javier Saviola, France’s David Trezeguet and Colombia’s Carlos Valderrama graced Morocco's 43rd anniversary of the Green March in Laayoune.

Green March was a peaceful mass protest by 350,000 Moroccans to force Spain exit from Western Sahara back on November 6, 1975.

43 years ago, Moroccans under the leadership of King Hassan II marched into the southern provinces in the Sahara to reclaim sovereignty over a key part of its territory from the Spanish rule.

Ronaldinho had waved Morocco's flag on sand dunes before the encounter that had Atlas Lions boss Herve Renard in action in the Stade Sheikh Mohamed Laghdaf.