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Bumper crowd watch Norwich City and Inter Milan legends roll back the years in aid of charity

The match at Carrow Road was watched by nearly 18,000 people. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Just shy of 18,000 fans turned out to watch some of their former heroes roll back the years in a charity football game at Carrow Road on Sunday.

The match between a team of Norwich City legends and their Inter Milan counterparts, Inter Forever, was organised to raise money for local charity the Community Sports Foundation who are hoping to build a new multi-million pound sports hub on the outskirts of the city.

The game also coincided with the 25th anniversary of Norwich's UEFA Cup run when the Canaries were eventually knocked out of the competition by Inter.

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Norwich's team for the day included a host of stars who were part of that European adventure, while former manager Mike Walker was back in the dugout.

Father Philip Mulryne (left) and Jürgen Klinsmann (right) both featured. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There were some more modern faces too, with the likes of Grant Holt, Darren Huckerby and ex-midfielder turned Catholic priest Father Philip Mulryne all donning the yellow shirt again, while the legendary Jürgen Klinsmann was part of the Inter squad.

As they did in 1993, the Italians proved too strong on the day - running out 2-1 winners courtesy of a free-kick from 2006 World Cup winner Marco Materazzi and John Polston's own goal. Paul McVeigh replied for Norwich in the second-half but they couldn't force an equaliser.

  • Reaction from some of the players and managers involved

"It was a great occasion with 18,000 fans coming along to support a community project," former Canaries goalkeeper Bryan Gunn told ITV News Anglia.

"I can't wait to see it (the new sports hub) up and running because hopefully some of the fans that were here will benefit from it. Disability groups will be going to train and play sport in a fantastic facility.

"That's all down to the support of the fans today."

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