Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Football legends David Villa and Paolo Maldini visited Jeddah today to promote the upcoming 2023 FIFA Club World Cup. The international football tournament is set to be hosted in Jeddah from December 12 to 22.
According to Saudi Press Agency, during their visit, Villa and Maldini interacted with football fans at the official pre-tournament roadshow for the FIFA Club World Cup Saudi Arabia, located on Jeddah Corniche. They shared insights from their experiences as past champions and discussed their expectations for the 2023 competition.
The roadshow is designed to increase fan involvement in the lead-up to the tournament. It features a variety of engaging activities that aim to immerse fans in the celebratory atmosphere of Jeddah as the city gears up to host this significant global football event.
Maldini expressed his delight at the level of preparation for the tournament. He noted the passion and enthusiasm of the Jeddah fans and conveyed his confidence that the FIFA Club World Cup would offer a memorable experience for both fans and participating teams.
Villa commented on the excitement of being in Jeddah to promote the FIFA Club World Cup. He expressed confidence in Saudi Arabia's capability to organize the event to the highest standards.
The FIFA Club World Cup, held annually, brings together the winners of continental tournaments and the champion of the host country's league. This year's event in Jeddah will be held at King Abdullah Sports City and Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal City Stadiums. The participating teams include Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia), Al Ahly (Egypt), Manchester City (England), Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan), Leon (Mexico), Fluminense (Brazil), and Auckland City (New Zealand).