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Dubai to host friendly rugby match between UAE and Israel

Filed on March 9, 2021
The match will be organised by the UAE Rugby Federation. (Twitter)

The match will be played on March 19

The UAE will face Israel in a friendly rugby match at the Dubai Sports City Stadium on March 19, the country’s rugby federation announced on Tuesday.

The two countries have joined hands to build strong sporting ties following the historic peace deal last year. And the rugby match is the latest step in bringing the two countries closer through sports.

The UAE’s rugby federation have announced that media will be allowed to attend the match which will be played with strict Covid-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Qais Al Dhalai, secretary general of the UAE Rugby Federation, said the strategic vision for developing cooperation between the two federations would soon be announced during a press conference.

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