Real Madrid president and Super League chief Florentino Perez insists that the rebel competition was merely ‘on standby’ despite nine teams pulling out. Agence France-Presse
The withdrawal by Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, just two days after the league's unveiling, followed a furious reaction from fans, officials and politicians.
The five-time European champions will face either Liverpool or Porto in the last four in their first appearance at the stage of the competition since 2015.
Manchester United shattered Manchester City’s record winning streak with an impressive 2-0 victory against the Premier League leaders, while Liverpool hit a new low as relegation-threatened Fulham won at Anfield on Sunday.
Six of the eight stadiums that will host next year’s big event being used for the FIFA Arab Cup: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, and Education City Stadium.
To mark UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, Dubai Chess and Culture Club, will host the 50th National Day Championship. Around 102 players including UAE players representing 26 countries will battle for top honours at the 50th National Day Championship.
Team Abu Dhabi’s pursuit of more world powerboat racing success switched from Portugal’s Atlantic seaboard to the UAE’s eastern coast on Tuesday as Faleh Al Mansoori and Shaun Torrente targeted a vital XCAT win at the Grand Prix of Fujairah.