Libya's interim leader meets fans at Dubai football match

The international charity game was held at Al-Ahli stadium to raise funds for Libyan children
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A charity football match to raise funds for Libyan children was held at the Al-Ahli stadium in Dubai this week in the presence of Libya's National Transitional Council chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil.\n(AFP/Getty Images)
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\nThe country's interim leader met with fans during the all-star international charity match. (AFP/Getty Images)
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According to media reports, Jalil was not the only famous face present. Football legends such as Marcello Lippi, Hernan Crespo and Pavel Nedvedwere were also on show for the game. (AFP/Getty Images)
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As well as being embraced by Libyan officials, the charity play-off was also supported Save the Children, Red Crescent UAE, ADIB, Coca Cola, AGMC, Emaar, Emirates Libyan Investment, Drake & Scull, Al Ahli Club and Dubai Sports Council. (AFP/Getty Images)
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As many as 5,000 spectators attended the match, helping boost funds for Libyan children affected by the recent political unrest in the country. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The two teams included the ADIB team and the Coca Cola team. The final score was 8-5 in favour of Coca Cola. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Jalil (L) addressed the crowd during the match to convey his appreciation. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Organiser of the game Jihad Mountessir, a former Libyan national team player and currently a consultant with Al Ahli, said: “The goal of the match was to raise funds that can be quickly transferred to assist children in Libya. Our hope is to positively impact the situation by providing medical assistance to kids and to provide them [with] basic needs such as shelter and bare necessities for survival." (AFP/Getty Images)