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Wednesday, 12 May 2021 10:53 GMT

beIN SPORTS airs exclusive show with World Cup legend Desailly


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beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster and its flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS has broadcast an exclusive show starring FIFA World Cup and French legend Marcel Desailly. The show was hosted by beIN SPORTS’ Richard Keys and was broadcast across beIN’s global network, including in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

As the official broadcaster and the home of the FIFA World Cup across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), beIN SPORTS’ exclusive show ‘Marcel Desailly: The Rock’ showcased untold stories and clips of the French legend and winner of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

The interview also discussed Marcel Desailly’s career in European football, the story of Paolo Maldini with the Brazilian Ronaldo and his experience playing with Chelsea in England. On what Paolo Maldini told Marcel Desailly before they both had to face the Brazilian Ronaldo: ''It’s been the only time when Paolo Maldini, I was playing midfield at the time, he was playing for Inter Milan (the Brazilian Ronaldo) and it’s the first time Maldini tells me ''Marcel, stay around me, cover me, cover my back” because you know so he doesn’t have to explain because it’s the first ever probably in his twentytwo years of football career that he mentioned that he was a little bit scared of a player”.

On winning the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Marcel Desailly said: ''We’ve done everything to get to this final but the images of Diego Armando Maradona in 1986 getting the trophy, kissing the trophy. Argentina crossed my mind throughout; it was a possibility to achieve something unique.

And even now I think it’s even more sweet. You are in your own country, for us it’s been very special, because that’s what people remember about the 1998 FIFA World Cup.” ‘Macel Desailly:

The Rock’ was broadcast on Monday on beIN SPORTS 1 Premium in Arabic and yesterday on beIN SPORTS 1 in English.

To watch all the major tournaments and competitions, the beIN summer early bird promotion offers subscribers the chance to watch the best exclusive sports tournaments on air including the UEFA Euro 2020, Copa America 2021, Total Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and subscribers can save 6 months on the ULTIMATE package. M

ore information on beIN’s offers is available on www.bein.com/summer2021 beIN entertains and operates in 43 countries globally, including 24 countries across the MENA region.

With broadcast on satellite in 4K and Full HD, the beIN experience is also available on mobile, tablet, computer and other home devices through beIN CONNECT.

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