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For many young Egyptian men like Ali Talaat, 26, childhood was experienced through the football games of Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. This experience of a generation started with the first football match of the two players during the derby games in Madrid, which aired in the early 2000s, and continued through until the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Between the lavish arenas, the emotional cheers and tears, the titles and the trophies, and the unimaginable superstardom that can bankrupt a…