Photo Flash: World Soccer Stars Gather at Hakkasan Las Vegas to Launch 2013 Westwood Cup

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Last night, Saturday, June 15, some of the most elite stars from world football, including the former AC Milan star Andriy Shevchenko, Manchester City's James Milner, West Bromwich Albion's James Morrison, Patrik Berger and Vladmir Smicer of the Czech Republic, Sunderland's Adam Johnson, Nicklas Bendnter from Juventu, Kevin Phillips from Crystal Palace F.C. and more attended a welcome dinner and launch event at the newly opened Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino to kick-off the "Ryder Cup Style" golf tournament, in which The Players competed for the inaugural Westwood Cup. Scroll down for photos!

The guests dined on signature Hakkasan dishes, including the Steamed Dim Sum Platter, Crispy Duck Salad, Silver Cod with Champagne and Chinese Honey and Stir-Fry Black Pepper Rib-Eye Beef with Merlot. They also indulged in a number of the brand's Las Vegas-specific dishes created by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Ho Chee Boon - the Crispy Roasted Duck with Kumquat and Mustard Sauce and the Steamed Red Snapper in Spicy Assam Sauce.

Following the dinner, guests went on to party the night away at the Ling Ling Lounge and the Ling Ling Club, dancing to DJ Jace One. Upstairs in the club's main room DJs R3hab and Zen Freeman kept the night going.

Photo Credit: Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery LLC/angelmg.com

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Adam Johnson


Andriy Shevchenko


James and Amy Milner


Patrik Berger and Vladimir Smicer


Kevin Phillips


James Morrison


Hakkasan Las Vegas


Jace One at the Ling Ling Club

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