acknowledgement of their commitment to the less fortunate, the Italian Singers’
Soccer Team (Nazionale Italiana Cantanti) was appointed as FAO Ambassadors on
the occasion of World Food Day 2002.
The 21-year old team hosts some
of the most famous Italian singers, who want to use their images as artists to
promote solidarity in favour of the most needy.
The team has played numerous
charity soccer games, such as the ten editions of the Partita del Cuore - of which
FAO has been one of the beneficiaries – which have had a total audience of 80
million people and raised substantial funds.
"Playing football taught
us the value of determination and team work,” the team’s spokesman said upon the
appointment as Ambassadors. “We are happy doing anything that may help the underprivileged."