Mohamed Salah was voted "Footballer of the Year” in England for a second time, and Chelsea striker Sam Kerr has won the women's award.
For Tunisia, that was Seifeddine Jaziri and Yousef Msakni - their in-form striker and talismanic captain – coming to the fore to provide the cutting edge in a tight 2-1 win over Oman.
Tickets are affordably priced and available for fans across the world, starting at just Dhs20 for a Category 4 ticket up to Dhs200 for a Category 1 final ticket.
Algeria will defend their Cup of Nations crown in Cameroon next month, having ended a 29-year wait for the trophy in 2019. The 16-team Arab Cup, organised by FIFA for the first time in the tournament's history, was a dry run for the 2022 World Cup using six stadiums in Qatar.
According to the British media, “The first swab that Salah conducted with his team players before facing Tottenham in the English Premier League revealed that he was infected with the virus.”
Chelsea reached the final by narrowly overcoming Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal in the last-four, while Palmeiras brushed aside Egypt's Al Ahly. The two losing semi-finalists will meet at the Al Nahyan Stadium, with the winner clinching third-place.
Hailing the UAE for delivering a hugely successful event, Infantino said, "I think that it has been a fantastic event here in Abu Dhabi. There has been great organisation and we have loved Abu Dhabi for many years already, so I must thank Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
This was the second encounter between the two sides in the Pro League Cup semi-finals after 2008-09 when Al Ain secured a 4-1 home win at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, before repeating a 1-0 victory at Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium, to reach the final against Al Wahda.
“We shouldn’t stop working hard after this victory,” said Arruabarrena, who secured his first win since replacing Bert van Marwijk last month. “The win against South Republic must be a starting point to continue working."
France's Stephanie Frappart, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita are among the 36 match referees. Brazil's Neuza Back, Mexico's Karen Diaz Medina and US Kathryn Nesbitt have been included in the 69 assistant referees.