Egyptian Football Icons to Face World Legends in Cairo Exhibition Match in October
Wait till you hear the names on this list...
Egyptian football fans are in a veritable frenzy, after a tweet from former footballer, Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam revealed that a team made-up of Egyptian football icons will face a team of world football legends in an exhibition match on October the 28th at Cairo International Stadium.
يوم ١٠/٢٨ سنلعب انا وحازم وحسام وإبراهيم ورمزي والحضري وبركات وجمعه احمد حسن والسقا رضوان وعماره وشوقي وصبري ونجوم اخرين ضد فيجو وتوتي دروجبا ورونالدو كارلوس رونالدينهو وريفالدو وبالاك وكل نجوم العالم بحضور ٧٠ألف متفرج— Mido (@midoahm) August 14, 2018
And we are not using the word legends lightly; Didier Drogba, Francesco Totti, Michael Ballack, Luis Figo, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho are some of the names already confirmed to play, while more players will be announced soon.
On Egypt's side, a collection of the country's greatest former players are set to appear, including Hazem Emam, Hossamand Ibrahim Hassan, Esam El Hadary, Hany Ramzy, Mohamed Barakat, Wael Gomma, Ahmed Hassan, Abdel-Zaher Al Sakka, Yasser Radwan, Mohamed Emara, Abdel Satar Sabry, Mohamed Shawky, and others.
The game will be played in front of 70,000 fans, the largest number of supporters allowed into a game after a six-year ban on football games imposed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Regarding league matches, fans will also be re-allowed entrance to stadiums, though in a much more gradual manner; it was agreed that 5,000 fans would be allowed to attend local matches and 20,000 to attend international matches starting September 1st.
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