On July 5, Premier League star Fernando Torres is scheduled to play in the Free Kick Master 2008 tournament at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Accompanying the Liverpool striker at the event is a who’s-who of the star players in the world including Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Rafael Marquez, Alessandro del Piero, Robinho, Deco, Didier Drogba (final negotiations; announcement expected soon), Emmanuel Adebayor (final negotiations; announcement expected soon), Robert Pires, Kasey Keller and many more. For the complete list, visit the event’s web site.

The event is a free kick tournament featuring some of the best free kick takers competing against world-class goalkeepers. The tournament will be available on TV via pay-per-view across the United States. Free Kick Masters 2008 will also be distributed around the world on TV via Fox Sports International.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $750 (for VIP seating).