6.06.2013

Bernabeu Trophy 2013: Raul comes home

The dream is now a reality. Soon we will see as Raul comes back to the Bernabeu stadium. According to reports in Spanish media, Al-Sadd team of Qatar will definitely be the next guest opponent team for the Bernabeu Trophy. The date will be between 19 and 20 August. On Wednesday 21 is disposed to be day of qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League and it is not allowed to play other games. The agreement was reached after several days of talks, triggered after the Real Madrid defeat in the Spanihs Cup final that opened some dates of the white pre-season because Madrid will not play the 2013 Spanish Super Cup.

Raul, the great Real Madrid captain, along with all his trophies.
Raul (Madrid, July 26, 2010) along with all his conquests.

Raul has been instrumental in this agreement, a good new for thousands of Real Madrid fans (some of them have already got their tickets to go to Gelsenkirchen on July 27, the second tribute that will make Schalke). The eternal Real Madrid captain was always informed about this possibility and asked the leaders in the Qatari team (still has one year left on his contract with them) for playing in the Bernabeu stadium.

The big attraction of the 2013 Bernabeu Trophy will not be only the return of Raul to Madrid, he also could play 45 minutes with the team of his heart, where he played from 1994-2010. Raul has asked the Al-Sadd that lets him play a half with each team and he has the "yes" of the Qataris practically on hand.

Raul left Real Madrid squad on July 26, 2010. Already in his emotional farewell speech, tearfully, he anticipated what is now going to meet: "Madrid is my home and I've lived here unique emotions. On the day of my departure, more strongly, I reaffirm my commitment to this club and loyalty to its values​​. I will always be willing to help Real Madrid. Thank you from my heart and Hala Madrid!".

Raul, who turns 36 next 26 June, continues to refine his training in Qatar that will allow him not only being a coach (soon he will get the coach licence) but he is developing management skills for professional football. Now Raul will be in Qatar with his friend and former teammate Fernando Hierro, sporting director of the Football Federation of Qatar until 2015. Can you imagine this duo at the Bernabeu?

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