Rashid bin Humaid: Success is not strange to Abu Dhabi... and the capital left a big imprint on the "World Cup of Clubs"

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the Emirates Football Association, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup “UAE 2021”, expressed his great happiness at the great success achieved by the opening of the tournament, and said: “Al Jazira’s victory with a great result and an honorable performance contributed to the success of the opening day, leaving A strong impression that we are facing an exciting tournament, especially since it is expected that the public turnout will increase with the appearance of Al-Ahly of Egypt, the African champion, and the Saudi Al-Hilal, the Asian champion, in the competitions, as the two clubs enjoy overwhelming popularity in the Arab world.

He said, "Success is not strange to Abu Dhabi, and the capital has left a great imprint on the Club World Cup." 


The President of the Football Association witnessed the opening of the tournament, which brought Al-Jazira together with his Tahitian counterpart Perai, and the Emirati football representative won 4-1.

The President of the Football Association praised the mass behavior and organization, stressing that the fans are the effective element in the success of major events, especially since the tournament is held in accordance with the highest international standards regarding the precautionary measures for the Corona virus, stressing that the UAE has the most appropriate protocol to deal optimally with all circumstances surrounding the virus, and in what The audience and players are guaranteed to live a great experience in an appropriate and safe environment.

He added: "The civilized scene that emerged on the opening day, and the wonderful image of the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, increase the ambitions to organize an exceptional and different tournament, as the era of the UAE has always been.

He continued: "This matter is not strange for Abu Dhabi and all the cities of the Emirates, where the capital has previously left a large imprint on that particular tournament, by hosting 4 copies, all of which achieved impressive success, which encouraged the International Football Association to grant Abu Dhabi the right to organize again, and contributed In increasing our understanding and cooperation with FIFA.”

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi attended the opening match and met Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation, Yasser Al Mishal, President of the Saudi Football Association, Dr. Rajaa Allah Al Salami, Secretary General of the Arab Football Association, and a number of guests of the tournament.

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