There was a replacement in the list of participants: instead of the French, who came to the previous draw, the Dutch national team flew to Moscow again. At that time, having left Hoffenheim, he did not even have time to announce his retirement, but he did it shortly after the tournament. Also for the Germans played the famous goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, who for many years played for Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
A famous debutant appeared in the Russian team. They became the former captain of the main Russian national team, ex-football player of Zenit, Krasnodar, Spartak and CSKA Roman Shirokov. In addition, Valery Karpin, who had previously participated only in the very first tournament, returned to the team. The international team of football stars appeared as follows: Ruslan Nigmatullin (Russia), Gianluca Zambrotta (Italy), Vincent Candela (France), Thomas Helweg (Denmark), Dario Simic (Croatia), Gaiska Mendieta (Spain), Dmitry Bulykin (Russia) , Damien Duff (Ireland), Jari Litmanen (Finland), Juan Sanchez (Spain).
The Russian national team again had no equal in the “Cup of Legends”. The most difficult match for the team Valery Gladilin was the first, against the Dutch. Only in the 39th minute, Roman Shirokov managed to score the winning goal - 6: 5. Then the Russians went skating through the Stars Team - 13: 4, and in the final they were much stronger than the Germans - 8: 2.