I get a kick out of you! Assaf to meet Barca football team on “Tour of Peace”

Published August 6th, 2013 - 09:18 GMT
The moment Mohammad Assaf met football legend Messi. (Image: Facebook)
The moment Mohammad Assaf met football legend Messi. (Image: Facebook)

There's a surprise in store for all Mohammad Assaf and football lovers! MBC's Platinum Records announced that Arab Idol Winner, Assaf, is lined up for a few surprises next month.

The record company signed up Assaf upon wining Idol, and they're currently producing his first music album.

The newly-crowned winner will be singing in a live concert on Aug 31st in Palestine, for none other than one of the world's biggest football teams: FC Barcelona.

The team will be touring Palestine as part of their “Tour of Peace,” and are expected to visit the Palestinian football team in their home stadium, in addition to the association's managers and their families.

Other activities the Barca team will be getting up to are visiting the Church of Nativity, as well as the Presidential Palace in Bethlehem. They will then head over to the football stadium in Dorra, accompanied by the press and thousands of their and Assaf's fans.

The highlight of their journey will be the sporting event they're planning with 40 Palestinian children, to be attended by 25 thousand people, who will include governmental and sporting officials.

As for Palestinian native Assaf, he will be holding two separate one-hour performances at the stadium. The first performance will take place as the Barca team enter the stadium, and the second as they exit it. 

The Palestinian Football Association organized the event, headed by Jibril Rajoub, for what it is being considered as a historical visit for the team to the Holy Land. 

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