Morocco’s 11-year-old prince won the Club World Cup
December 20, 2014
Real Madrid technically beat San Lorenzo 2–0 in the FIFA Club World Cup final to claim the title for the first time (they previously won the Intercontinental Cup, which was the predecessor to this tournament, three times), but the real winner was 11-year-old Prince Moulay Hassan.
Since his father, King Mohammed IV, did not attend, the heir apparent to the Moroccan throne lived every 11-year-old’s dream by presiding over the event. And with that position came some pretty great perks.
For one, he got the same access as the most powerful men in football…
Then he got to be at the center of each team’s pre-match photo…
And he even got to hand the trophy to Iker Casillas after the match…
But even though he did get the only gilded seat in the house, he had to sit next to Sepp Blatter for 90 minutes, so maybe this wasn’t such a great deal after all.