The world of professional sports demands exceptional physical fitness from its protagonists. In soccer, although the limits of physical form that can be seen in basketball or American football are not reached, the normal thing is that the players take care of that form, often looking herculean physiques. Another thing is when the retirement arrives, moment in which footballers are left more and, between age and their new lifestyle, they lose their spectacular figure over the years. What is not so common is that of Samir Nasri: the former Sevilla player appeared in a charity game very out of shape, only a few weeks after his retirement.
After his irregular passage through the Sánchez-Pizjuán, leaving moments of a very high level with others notably worse, he had lost track. Shortly before retiring, he was without a team, his last team being Anderlecht. His comeback with Olympique de Marseille, the team in which he made his debut, was destined to raise funds in a charity match with more legends of the French team, sharing the field with Didier Drogba or Eric Abidal.
The match, which ended with a 7-4 in favor of the Marseille legends against the Unicef team, has ended up being a success at the fundraising level, leaving Drogba’s return to the south of France as the highlight for fans of football. French soccer. Despite this, for the rest of the world, this charity match will be remembered as the day Nasri showed the world that fitness, as it comes, is gone.