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Goal Click | Lebanon: politics, Pele and pitches

This photo at the Nejmeh SC training ground depicts the fading memory of a historic moment for Lebanon, perhaps the country’s most important football event ever. In April 1975, Pele visited Lebanon as part of an international football tour and played an exhibition match with Nejmeh SC against a team comprised of players from various French universities. After World War II, Lebanon developed more than many other countries in the region, and Beirut was often called “Paris of the Middle East”.

Source: Goal Click | Beirut, Lebanon: politics, Pele and pitches