In the first match between two teams represented Israel and the EmiratesIn the match that brought them together, Friday 20 March 2021, the Israeli rugby football team won a broad share of the Emirates, with a score of 33, at the Dubai Sports City Stadium.
According to newspaper “Gulf“In the UAE, this match is the product of an agreement that will bring together the sports federations of Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi, in order to exchange experiences, experiences and visits between them.
The same newspaper quoted a statement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, president of the UAE Federation for this sport, in which he said: “We are very happy to host the first match between the two teams, and sports always bring people together, and today’s meeting will be the first for future matches.”
Bin Jumah Al Maktoum presented a souvenir to the captain of the Israeli rugby team, after the match ended.
The UAE Rugby Federation’s celebration of this match reached its official account on the social networking site “Twitter”, where it re-published a previous statement by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on the occasion of the friendly match, in which he said that “rugby brings people together and spreads love and peace.”
The Israel national team had landed in the UAE, since Tuesday 16 March, according to what I mentioned Local media reports, I quoted statements by officials in the Israeli Federation confirming that they had received an invitation from Abu Dhabi to hold this match.
In a statement to the Israeli “Kan” channel, Ofer Fabian, president of the Israeli Rugby Federation, said that Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv aspire to organize this match every year, and he did not hide his hope of organizing the “Abraham” Cup with the Arab countries that normalized their relations with Israel.
It is worth noting that the “sports normalization” between the UAE and Israel has made important strides and has taken a top speed in the past few weeks, starting with the desire of Emirati investors to buy an Israeli club, despite its hatred for Arabs and Muslims, and passing through the professionalism of the first Israeli player in the UAE league, then standing When the Israel and UAE Football Association agreed to organize a friendly match between their teams next summer.