The 'Match for Hope' charity football event raised $8,849,760 Friday at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.
The initiative, organised by Q Life, a cultural platform under Qatar's International Media Office, in collaboration with Education Above All (EAA) and the Qatar Football Association, surpassed all expectations.
The funds will be used to support various EAA initiatives across Mali, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Sudan, and Tanzania.
Team Chunkz defeated Team AboFlah, 7-5, to be crowned the champion of the friendly match, which brought together an impressive lineup of talent.
These comprised renowned content creators and former World Cup legends joining forces on the field.
The Mena (Middle East and North Africa)'s most followed content creators, AboFlah and Chunkz, led the two teams, which featured football icons Kaka, Roberto Carlos, Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba, David Villa, and Claude Makélélé from Paris Saint-Germain.
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