Dubai will host the MENA Football Cup with the participation of 32 international teams
The Dubai Sports Council has announced the organization of the "MENA Football Cup" organized by CBF Performance with the support of the Dubai Sports Council Jebel Ali Golf and Shooting Courses during the period from 9 to 11 next April, in which 32 teams from different continents of the world will compete, led by Wolverhampton and Bomas Mexican and Austrian Storm Graz.
This came during a press conference held in Sabah at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council, during which Ahmed Ibrahim, Head of the Community Activities Department of the Dubai Sports Council, Chris Brown, founder of the MENA Cup, and Luke Plumb, Senior Director of Sales, Sports and Entertainment at Jebel Ali Golf and Shooting Club and Resort spoke.
Ahmed Ibrahim stressed the Dubai Sports Council's keenness to provide full support for this major event and to cooperate with CBF Performance through this tournament, which is a model for the successful relationship that we seek to strengthen with the private sector in order to spread the practice of sports and physical activity in our society.
He explained that many events will be held on the sidelines of the tournament, including a course for trainers, and an electronic games tournament will be held for the participants, and a cultural forum will be organized for foreign players to introduce them to the heritage and culture of the UAE by visiting heritage sites in the Shindagha region in cooperation with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
The first edition of the tournament will witness strong competition between youth teams from different continents of the world, as it includes 32 teams from four age groups: under 12, under 14, under 16, and under 18, and 24 private Emirati academics who qualified through the competitions participate. Which was held last November, and among the most prominent teams participating in the tournament are Wolverhampton team from England, Bomaz team from Mexico, Storm Gras team from Austria, in addition to a number of international academies in the country, led by Barcelona Academy, Manchester City and the Spanish League.
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