Dubai World Cup: Maradona & Stoke stars at Meydan

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Fireworks light up the sky above Meydan.

While it was Arrogate, the highest-rated horse in the world, who put on a spectacle to win the 22nd running of the Dubai World Cup on Saturday, there were some big names present at the Meydan Racecourse to watch it all unfold.

Footballing legend Diego Maradona, a Dubai resident, took in the horse racing action and met with ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

He also shared a picture with prince Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

Stoke City stars Peter Crouch, Charlie Adam, Glen Johnson and Phil Bardsley were also among the attendees.

Bardsley’s wife’s, Tanya, shared some photos of their experiences on Instagram.

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IN PICS: Gerrard stars in Liverpool - Real legends match

Sport360 staff 25/03/2017

Anfield played host to a star-studded charity football match on Saturday as a Liverpool Legends team including Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher, and Ian Rush took on a Real Madrid legends side featuring Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, and Michel Salgado.

Liverpool jumped out to a 4-0 lead with goals from Owen, John Aldridge, Robbie Fowler, and Gerrard, before the Madrid legends hit back to make it 4-3, with the final whistle coming before they could complete the comeback.

Gerrard set up the first three Liverpool goals, while there were light-hearted boos for Fowler after he scored the penalty that put Liverpool 3-0 up, with the Anfield crowd wanting to see Gerrard score. They got their wish soon after, however, as Gerrard scored his side’s fourth.

Jerzy Dudek showed more than enough in goal to perhaps make current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wonder if signing the Polish keeper would solve the Reds’ goalkeeping woes.

For Madrid, Portugal legend Figo showed he still has the silky skills and touch that made him a star not so long ago, while Roberto Carlos had an entertaining 18-minute cameo. Edwin Congo, Fernando Morientes, and Ruben de La Red scored the Madrid side’s goals.

Gerrard was named Man of the Match.

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IN PICS: Young footballers take part in Abu Dhabi Cup

Sport360 staff 25/03/2017

Thousands of young footballers and spectators took advantage of some classic English football conditions in Abu Dhabi to take part in the first ever Manchester City FC Abu Dhabi Cup on Saturday.

Boys and girls representing a total of 40 teams from across the Middle East played across the weekend with the winning prizes being special professional coaching sessions from Manchester City FC.

The event was run by the English Premier League club in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Etihad airways.

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