Real Madrid and AC Milan in Dubai: More details announced
At the Dubai Sevens Stadium on December 30
Having heard whispers of the big-time European team friendly last week, it has been officially announced by football legends Franco Baresi and Emilio Butragueno this morning that Real Madrid will play AC Milan in a one-off match at the Dubai Sevens Stadium on December 30.
It's the biggest game of its kind to ever take place in the country, and will feature Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Fernando Torres playing on UAE soil/sand.
"It is a fantastic opportunity for our club," said Butragueno, who played for the Spanish team for more than a decade. Defender Baresi added: "This will be the last game of our winter training camp. We are delighted to come back as we know we always get a warm welcome."
Approximately 40,000 tickets for 'The Dubai Football Challenge' are on sale now via Virgin Megastores, priced at Dhs200 each