Zidane, Omar steal limelight at NAS Sports Complex

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Zidane, Omar steal limelight at NAS Sports Complex
UAE players take a selfie with Zinedine Zidane (white jersey) and Omar Abdulrahman (extreme right).

Dubai - The roar of the crowd literally 'brought the roof down' as the saying goes when Zidane scored the second goal in his side's 2-0 win on the final night of the NAS Ramadan Sports Tournament-2015.

By KT Report

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Published: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 4:18 PM

The 1,500-odd capacity crowd stood up the moment Zinedine Zidane and Omar Abdulrahman's names were announced for the futsal exhibition match which was played well past midnight on Saturday at the NAS Sports Complex.
Former and present stars Zidane, the ex-French World Cup captain and Omar Abdulrahman, the UAE's latest superhero on the soccer turf, led their sides - Zidane's Friends and NAS Friends - in a match which showed glimpses of Zidane's wonderful ball handling techniques and the brilliant playmaking abilities of Omar.
The roar of the crowd literally 'brought the roof down' as the saying goes when Zidane scored the second goal in his side's 2-0 win on the final night of the NAS Ramadan Sports Tournament-2015.
In their interview sessions with the local media and TV channels, both players said it was a privilege to be playing alongside other superstars and legends including former Dutch skipper Edgar Davids.
Zidane's sons Luca and Enzo also took part in the match along with Leonardo Leita (Higuita), Michel Salgado, Jehad Abdulsalalam Muntasser, Mohammed Faycal and Faycal Saidani.
Omar's side included most of the top local futsal names and some of the Arabian Gulf League national players.
Zidane and Omar told media: "Playing in front of a packed stadium with an appreciable crowd is a big honour for any player past or present. The atmosphere at the NAS Complex was electric like in big match situations."
moni@khaleejtimes.com



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