Retired superstars including David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane are set to feature in an inaugural 'Legends World Cup' set to take place in Mexico at the start of 2017.

The tournament will feature 12 countries from across the world, each containing former star players for the past two decades of international football.

The tournament's organizers claim the new tournament will give fans the chance to reminisce over their favorite players from yesteryear.

Participation will be open to retired players between the ages of 35 and 45, and organizers are hopeful that David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane will be among those to take part.

"It's all about reviving history," said Tamer Al-Saoud, a member of the executive committee who are organizing the tournament's conception.

"It's about taking your kid, who's grown up seeing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and showing them that we had ex-Germany captain Lothar Matthaus and the original Ronaldo," he added.

Plans to stage the tournament were announced at the annual Aspire4SPort conference in Berlin where a panel of ex-footballers - including Juan Sebastian Veron, Gaizka Mendieta and Patrick Kluivert answered questions on the event.

"When you are still playing, you don't think so much about the things you are going to do after you stop playing as a professional," former Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert said.

"This tournament is a great way to give something back to the community and it's a great chance to meet former teammates, opponents and friends again."

The format of the tournament will see the legends take part in matches played across two 30-minute halves, with unlimited substitutions to account for the ageing retired stars.

Courtesy Telegraph