Zinedine Zidane in Dubai for NAS Tournament

Zinedine Zidane took part in a match in the 2015 NAS Tournament in Dubai on Friday night. (Al Arabiya)

A football match featuring international star Zinedine Zidane took place in Dubai as part of the 2015 NAS Tournament.

The match, which was opposing Zidane and his former team mates to UAE players, was held during a suhoor - the meal consumed by Muslims before starting their fasting.

Zidane wasn’t the only star of the night as he was accompanied by former Juventus player Edgar Davids as well as Real’s Michel Salgado.

NAS Tournament is an annual event held in Dubai during the Holy month of Ramadan for Muslims.

Speaking about the event, Ahmad Jaber, the head of the NAS Tournament organizing committee, said: “In the past we have held matches with some of the best players in the world, and their performances were memorable.”

“This time we wanted to put on an unprecedented exhibition, and the result was this match which provide the fans with great opportunity to watch some of the world’s best ex-players and current UAE stars,”

“Watching these players in action should cement the growing popularity of futsal among the fans, as well as promoting skill and fair play, which is one of the main aims of this competition.”

Nearly 700 people filled the arena to watch the game.
 

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