Scotland’s Oliver Burke scores against Cyprus during their Euro 2020 Qualifying, Group I match in Glasgow on Saturday. Associated Press
The ninth edition of the Maktoum Bin Rashid Ramadan Football Championship begins at the Dubai Police Club on Friday. 19 teams are taking part in the tournament held in Holy Ramadan since 2011 in the memory of late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The seventh day of the Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship saw heavy-duty competition among the eight teams who locked horns to secure their spots in the semi-finals, on Friday. After a night of four thrilling matches, Team Sharjah Police, Khorfakkan, Sport 4 All and Fuhood Zabeel made their way to the next stage.
Fuhood Zabeel were the undisputed winners of the seniors’ team of the 4th edition of the Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship that concluded on Sunday. Meanwhile, team TG clinched the U14 title. Both teams were felicitated by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi,
For indoor football fans, and sports enthusiasts, the wait is over. Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship (SRFC)’s largest edition yet begins on Wednesday. The first two matches will bring four teams head-to-head – one from the U-14 league and the other from the senior league – at the Sharjah Sports Club Arena in Al Hazana Branch.
"It is the most sought after rivalry in cricket and I never miss these games," Himanshu Desai, who has flown in from Harrow in England to watch the game in person, told AFP.
"We have had good practice sessions and I am confident about our preparations. Pakistan's bowlers are known to trouble other teams but I am confident about our batting too."
A buoyant Scotland will begin their Super 12 campaign against a formidable Afghanistan in Sharjah on Monday. Scotland are brimming with confidence after advancing to the Round of Super 12 with two victories from three games in the first round.