Shanks team's coronation ceremony in a match to revive hope after its victory over Abu Falla team (Doha Stadium)

Today, Friday, the “Shinks” team achieved victory over the “Abu Falla” team with a score of (7-5) in a match “to revive hope”, attended by more than 34 thousand fans at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, with the participation of a group of world football legends and the most prominent makers. Content on social media in countries of the world and the Arab region.

This initiative comes to support the projects of the “Education Above All” Foundation, and the proceeds from the match, amounting to (8,849,760 US dollars) will be donated to the Foundation’s projects in Palestine, Sudan, Pakistan, Rwanda, Mali and Tanzania, and its proceeds will also be allocated to support ensuring real opportunities for marginalized children in the mentioned countries. And providing high-quality education.

The friendly match witnessed the competition of a group of legends of the game, as Italian coach Antonio Conte led the “Abu Falla” team, along with former Brazilian national team star Kaka, Ivory Coast’s Didi Drogba, former Chelsea top scorer, and former Qatari national team star Adel Khamis.

As for the “Shenks” team, led by French coach Arsene Wenger, it included a number of international football stars, led by former Brazilian national team defender Roberto Carlos, Belgian striker Eden Hazard, and Spanish David Villa.

Shanks team resolves the Revival of Hope match

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The first half between the two teams ended in a draw with three goals for each team, and in the second half, the "Shinks" team succeeded in adding 4 goals, while the Abu Falla team scored two goals, so that the match ended in favor of the Shanks team (7-5).

Italian Antonio Conte, former coach of Tottenham Hotspur, expressed his happiness to participate in this charitable event to support children’s education projects, stressing that the large public presence is evidence of everyone’s keenness to support this charitable initiative and contribute to improving the level of education among children.

In the same regard, Ivorian player Didier Drogba, the former Champions League top scorer, expressed his happiness at participating in this charity match to support education for children, pointing out its great meaning that enhances the value of sport as a recognized tool in achieving the goals of development and peace.

The total #donations raised by @MatchForHope reached a staggering 32,301,625 #Qatari Riyals ($8,849,760) to provide underprivileged children a chance at #education.

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The former Chelsea striker noted the strong impact of sport on health and education, and its effective role in giving children opportunities to build a good future for themselves.

In turn, Brazilian Kaka, the former Italian Milan and Spanish Real Madrid star, said that he was proud of his presence in the charity match, expressing his happiness at playing in the Ahmed bin Ali World Cup Stadium alongside a group of big names in world football, and that this initiative would contribute to helping children obtain their right to... education.

A group of different activities took place before the kick-off of the match in cooperation with Katara Studio, where the artwork for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, “Arhbo,” was displayed live on an open stage in the stadium’s stands, amid great public interaction.

Source: Qatar News Agency (QNA)