“There are many human lives at stake. While many countries fight against desertification, we must be all united to support them with all our energies. I am very proud to add my humble help to this cause”
Carlos Marchena currently plays for the Spanish Club Villarreal as central defender and set a world record of 50 successive international appearances without defeat when he played in the 3-2 win against Saudi Arabia in May 2010. On the international front, Marchena first appeared for Spain in the youth squad, winning the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. He was also on the roster for the 2000 Olympic U-23 squad, and won the silver medal. As part of the Spanish team, he is now champion of Europe and champion on the World, as winner of the UEFA European Football Championship, held last 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, held last summer in South Africa.