Former soccer stars from Barcelona, Real Madrid to play in Tel Aviv

Retired soccer superstars who played for Spanish soccer league rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will square off in Israel tonight for an exhibition match of veterans from the two powerhouse clubs.

Games between the opposing clubs are referred to as “El Clásico” and the match at Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium will be called “El Clásico of Peace.”

Among the former stars set to play in the match are Brazilians Ronaldinho and Rivaldo for FC Barcelona, while fellow Brazilian Roberto Carlos and Italian Luis Figo will suit up for Real Madrid.

The players are touring Israel ahead of the match, Hebrew reports say.

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