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Sixers News: Joel Embiid will be in attendance at exhibition soccer match in Europe this weekend

June 1st, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: We spoke with the Sixers on this matter, and they assured us Joel Embiid will be in attendance, but not playing in the game. Crisis averted! Our original story remains below:

There are certain phrases Philadelphia fans would like to avoid hearing at all costs. “Joel Embiid‘s foot” is probably at the top of the listâ??it’s never going to come up in a positive contextâ??and it’s probably trailed closely by, “Joel Embiid could play in a charity soccer game this weekend.”

Word comes down courtesy of BBC, who revealed the rosters for a match taking place in Cardiff Bay on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s Champions League Final. Check out who will be on both teams (bold emphasis mine):

Gullit All-Stars

Vítor Baia (GK), Cafu, Ciro Ferrara, Steffen Freund, Patrik Andersson, Dejan Stankovic, Youri Djorkaeff, Robert Pires, Marcel Desailly, Ian Rush, Ryan Giggs, …

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