Teams in action during Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship.
In week 8 of play, Al Wasl Club continued to shine in the U-14 category, winning 5-0 over Juventus Academy Dubai and grabbing a 3-2 victory against the La Liga Academy.
In the U-16 age group, du Laliga HPC continued to excel in the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship, with both the Dubai and Abu Dhabi teams topping the league table.
The du LaLiga HPC Dubai team faced off against the du LaLiga HPC Abu Dhabi team in an epic comeback match. The first goal saw a fantastic finish with a cross into the center of the goal box followed with a precise header. Both du LaLiga HPC teams now share the lead in the standings with 21 points.
In the U-18 competitions, the Spanish Soccer School team won a 6-1 victory over the GU Academy, while La Liga Academy scored a six-goal victory over Go Pro and TFA defeated Barcelona's Cruyff with a clean 3-0 finish.
In the U-14 category, Al Wasl continued to chase the leading team Spanish Soccer Schools Iniesta team, with a five-goal finish against the Juventus academy, putting them at 16 points on the table.
The Dubai Sports Council Academies Championship is the largest tournament of its kind, with over 2300 players from private and local club academies.
The tournament is played at the finest facilities in Dubai including Al Wasl Club, Shabab Al Ahli Club and Dubai Sports City Stadiums and runs from November 2019 to April 2020.
The UAE kicked off their AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 campaign with a goalless draw in their Group D match against Vietnam at the Buriram Stadium on Friday.
The Championship, which starts on Nov. 27, has attracted 48 teams, both boys and girls, and 720 players representing these teams will play 143 matches in six different age categories until the finale in April.
Walter Zenga, the former goalkeeper of the Italian national football team and Inter Milan club, has become the latest biggest name to join Dubai Sports Council’s ‘Be fit, Be safe’ campaign.
This week was scheduled to be the second week of Wimbledon, where Federer has won a record eight men's singles titles, but the tournament was cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The circumstances will be surreal with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning no fans will be present in the bio-secure environment — the only sounds being the thump of leather on willow, the chit-chat between the players and some piped-in crowd effects.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is proud to be flying hundreds of UFC participants including athletes and event crew, to Abu Dhabi as the city prepares to host UFC Fight Island™, a series of events including UFC 251.