Queen Rania scores goal with football award

Tuesday December 22, 2009

Accustomed to rubbing shoulders with world leaders at glamorous high-profile events, Queen Rania of Jordan met up with top personalities of a different nature this week.

Surrounded by footballers, the monarch was presented with the prestigious FIFA Presidential Award for her work with the 1GOAL: Education for All charity campaign.

FIFA President Joseph Blatter, who presented King Abdullah's wife with the honour, said it was for, "her tireless work to ensure that every child has access to an education."

"It's an honor to be here with football giants, heroes to children everywhere," the Queen told the assembled crowd, which included England captain John Terry and former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The ceremony also saw diminutive Argentinian forward Lionel Messi pick up the award for World Player of the Year.

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