Most notably Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire

8 stars wash away the worries of the World Cup setbacks by traveling to Dubai

  • Saif Belhasa with Maguire and Madison at Dubai Zoo.

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The city of Dubai witnessed a great turnout, during the past days, from a large number of the most prominent stars who participated in the 2022 World Cup, which concluded last Sunday, with Argentina winning the title by defeating France in the final by penalty kicks 4-2 after the match ended in a draw with three goals each.

Dubai has turned into an ideal destination for a large number of players wishing to restore their vitality and passion for football, following the World Cup setbacks and the exit of their countries from the World Cup, as eight players emerged who traveled to "Danat Al-Dunya", before returning to their clubs to resume the current season, which was interrupted. For more than 40 days due to the holding of World Cup matches for the first time in history in November and December.

And topped the list of players who traveled to Dubai, the Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo, who faced many problems during his participation for the fifth time in his history in the World Cup, although he became the first player in history to score goals in five versions of the World Cup, but the 37-year-old failed to do so. Achieving the dream of winning the title by losing “Al-Bahara” to Morocco in the quarter-finals, with a goal without a response, scored by the star of “Atlas Lions” Youssef Al-Nusairi.

And the Spanish newspaper "Marca" reported that Ronaldo, after the problems he faced in the World Cup, and began to terminate his contract with Manchester United, then the differences with coach Fernando Santos and his non-participation in the starting line-up against Switzerland and Morocco, went to training with Real Madrid in Spain, before To travel to Dubai to decide his next destination, after the Saudi club Al-Nasr expressed his desire to sign the Portuguese star in exchange for an annual salary of 200 million euros as the most expensive player in football history.

On the other hand, the British newspaper “Mirror” published a set of photos of the visit of the two England players: Harry Maguire and James Madison to a private zoo in Dubai, while they were holding snakes and spiders and feeding bears and lions, and they were received during the visit by the owner of the “Vim Park” businessman, Saif Belhasa. .

She indicated that the Manchester United and Leicester City players went to Dubai after each of them got a short vacation after the end of the “Three Lions” participation in the 2022 World Cup, with the team losing in the quarter-finals against France, with two goals to one.

The same applies to the goalkeeper of the Brazilian national team, Palmeiras, Weverton, and the striker of the Italian national team, Portugal and Milan, Rafael Liao, as Weverton did not participate with the “Sicilesao” in the World Cup and was found on the bench, while Liao scored two goals with the “sailors” against Ghana and Switzerland before leaving. The team from the quarter-finals against Morocco.

The American and AC Milan player, Sergino Dest, traveled to Dubai after his country’s participation in the World Cup ended with the team losing to the Netherlands in the Round of 16 with three goals to one, and the same applies to the Swiss and Monaco French national team player Brill Empolo, who participated in the World Cup with his country and left. From the round of 16, losing to Portugal by six goals to one, and the French national team player, Senegal and Monaco, Ismail Jacobs, after the loss of the “Teranga Lions” in the round of 16 against England, with three goals without a response.

The most prominent players who traveled to Dubai after the exit from the World Cup:

■ Portugal national team player Cristiano Ronaldo.

■ England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire.

■ England and Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

■ Goalkeeper Brazil, Palmeiras and Everton.

■ Portugal and AC Milan striker Rafael Leao.

■ The American and AC Milan player, Sergino Dest.

■ Swiss and Monaco French national team player Brill Embolo.

■ Senegal and Monaco player Ismail Jacobs.

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