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  • Ahmed Saleh

Football Icons Villa and Maldini Energize Jeddah for Upcoming FIFA Club World Cup

Football legends David Villa and Paolo Maldini made a spirited visit to Jeddah today, igniting excitement for the upcoming 2023 FIFA Club World Cup scheduled to be hosted in the city from December 12 to 22.

At the official pre-tournament roadshow on Jeddah Corniche, Villa and Maldini engaged with football enthusiasts, sharing insights from their championship experiences and discussing their expectations for this year's competition. The roadshow, designed to enhance fan involvement in the lead-up to the tournament, offered a festive atmosphere with various activities capturing the spirit of Jeddah as it prepares to welcome the global event.

Expressing his delight at the level of tournament preparation, Maldini personally witnessed the passion and enthusiasm of Jeddah's football fans. He conveyed confidence that the FIFA Club World Cup would deliver an exceptional experience for both fans and participating teams.

Villa, expressing enthusiasm for promoting this edition of the FIFA Club World Cup in Jeddah, showcased confidence in the Kingdom's organizational capabilities, ensuring the tournament's success.

The annual FIFA Club World Cup, featuring continental champions and the host country’s league champion, will take place at King Abdullah Sports City and Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal City Stadiums. The participating teams include Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia), Al Ahly (Egypt), Manchester City (England), Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan), Leon (Mexico), Fluminense (Brazil), and Auckland City (New Zealand).

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