The United Arab Emirates will host a festival of the Abraham Accords at Expo 2020 in Dubai next week, the Emirati and American ambassadors to Israel have announced.
The event – meant to be the first in a series of events hosted by Morocco, Bahrain and Israel over the coming months – will feature a soccer match between a combined Israeli, Emirati, Bahraini and Moroccan team and a composed of international football stars. .
Israel national team players Tal Ben Haim, Salim Tuama and Maor Buzaglo will play in the “Abraham Accords Classics team”.
Players from other Abraham Accords nations also play in their respective national teams.
The “World Legends Team” will include Brazilians Kaká and Julio Cesar, Spaniards Carles Puyol and Michel Salgado, Argentinian Javier Saviola, Nigerian Jay Jay Okocha, Frenchmen Robert Pires, Bacary Sanga and Claude Makélélé, and Dutchman Clarence Seedorf .
Culture and Sports Minister Chili Tropper will represent the Israeli government at the event. He will be joined by his counterparts from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco, as well as US envoy to Israel Tom Nides and UAE Minister of Entrepreneurship Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi.