Somewhere, out there, there is still someone who believes that Lebanon deserves a better shot or at least some exposure in the world of sports; specifically Football.
On 10 September 2016, football legends from around the world will come to Lebanon and play a match at the Fouad Chehab Sports Stadium in Jounieh.
The event is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism in Lebanon and organized by Arabica Sport (which is a part of Arabica Group TV network, and the official representative of Real Madrid Camps in the MENA region).
Details of the event, match, possible lineup of the football stars, and more, will be disclosed in a press conference to be held on 5 May 2016 by the organizing committee (Including Adnan Yassine, the Managing Partner at Arabica Group).
The way the match will be set and the probable names of the stars hints at the relationship between the Global Legends Series organizers (James Davies Yandle, Cannavaro, Figo, and Co.) and the people behind this event. Hence, it might be a part of the global matches taking place recently, where Las Vegas was the most recent one and Dubai is next.
The match might be played between the international stars and stars of the Lebanese football, where the expected names to be present are: Alessandro Del Piero, Michel Salgado, Paul Scholes, Jens Lehmann, Thierry Henry, Carles Puyol, Roberto Carlos, and Luis Figo.
Whatever happens next and whoever participates, this will be one of the most anticipated sports events in Lebanon, and all my hopes and prayers are for it to actually happen and be a success.