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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 October 2018

WATCH: Meet Brazil legend Roberto Carlos at Yas Mall

UAE football fans will get the chance to meet Brazil legend and 2002 World Cup winner Roberto Carlos at Yas Mall this Saturday.

The former Inter Milan and Real Madrid defender is in Abu Dhabi to help promote the Fifa Club World Cup, which will be held in the capital for a second successive year starting December 12.

The Brazil legend will meet with fans from 5pm.

Carlos won the tournament twice with Real Madrid in its previous guise as the Intercontinental Cup in 1998 and 2002 in a glittering career that also saw him lift the Uefa Champions League on three occasions as well as four La Liga titles alongside fellow Galacticos Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Raul.

Fans of a certain vintage will remember Carlos scoring one of the most memorable goals in history against France at Le Tournoi in 1997.

The Fifa Club World Cup is an annual event organised by football’s world governing body that pits against one another the champions of the game’s six confederations, together with the host nation. Real Madrid are the Club World Cup holders having won the trophy in Abu Dhabi last December.

The 2018 Club World Cup will take place in the UAE from December 12-22, marking the fourth time the Emirates has hosted the event.

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