Soccer Football - Match for Peace - Al Ahly vs Atletico Madrid - Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt - December 30, 2017 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Soccer Football - Match for Peace - Al Ahly vs Atletico Madrid - Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt - December 30, 2017 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

It is a great feeling to play for peace: Simeone

Sun, Dec. 31, 2017
CAIRO – 31 December 2017: Atletico Madrid’s manager, Diego Simeone, revealed his happiness for participating with his team at the “Match for Peace“ which was held on Saturday at Borg El Arab stadium against Al Ahly.


“It was a great game against a good team and the fans were amazing. It is always a pleasure to play for peace,” Simeone told the press after the game.


Atletico Madrid defeated Al Ahly 3-2 at a friendly game on Saturday night at Borg El Arab stadium in front of 70,000 Egyptian fans who attended to send a message of peace to the whole world.


Asked about Liverpool Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah’s contributions with his team this season, he said: “Salah became one of the best players in the world and he is capable of playing at Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.”


Simeone showed his admiration to the Egyptian national team. “I know Egypt’s national team’s manager, Hector Cuper, and he is doing well with the Pharaohs; leading them to the World Cup again. I wish the best for them in Russia.”
 
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