The most capped player in Brazilian History has been involved with the Danone Nations Cup as ambassador for Brazil for many years, and having him at the final will add value to the experience for the 384 players.
Danone understands the key role that past and current great footballers have in influencing the way the youth tackle the game, and therefore encourage every country that competes in the tournament to appoint an ambassador.
It is these great players that encourage the youth to strive for excellence, show tenacity, play fair and most importantly to love the game and have fun.
Zinadine Zidane still plays a critical role as one of the ambassadors and Cafu will admirably fill this role as an additional international ambassador in Brazil this year.
Cafu played for São Paulo, Roma and Milan. He is regarded to be one of the greatest fullbacks ever to grace the Italian Serie A.
In 1994, he was named South American Footballer of the Year, and in 2004,he was named by Pelé one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards ceremony.
He played 142 times for Brazil, including a record 21 World Cup games. He also holds the record of winning the most matches in World Cups – 15. He retired from football in 2008.
Siphumelele Primary School of Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal will be the South African representatives in Sao Paulo after they won the South African title.