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Some of the biggest names in football were in Dubai on Sunday to compete in Hublot's Match of Friendship as the countdown to the 2018 Fifa World Cup continues.
With 60 days to go until the tournament in Russia, the two teams, one led by Brazil legend Pele and the other by Italy's World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi, competed on a specially constructed pitch at the Dubai Opera Hanging Garden.
Pele's team comprised goalkeeper Dida, a 2002 World Cup winner, former Ireland forward Robbie Keane, former AC Milan and Brazil defender Serginho, former Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly, former Real Madrid full-back Michel Salgado, and UAE international Majed Hassan.
On Lippi's team, former Italy internationals Marco Amelia, Marco Materazzi, Gianluca Zambrotta were joined by former Real Madrid midfielder Christian Karembeu and former Saudi Arabia striker Sami Al Jaber.
The match ended an an 11-11 draw.