Marcelo poses for a picture with Saeed Hareb, Nasser Aman Al Rahma and other Dubai Sports Council officials.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, received Real Madrid star Marcelo, at the Council’s headquarters on Monday, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of the Council.
The Brazilian, who has captained both his national team and Spanish powerhouses Real, discussed several projects and initiatives at the meeting and expressed his desire to work alongside Dubai Sports Council, especially at the academy level, for the betterment of football here.
Welcoming the 33-year-old to Dubai, Hareb promised Marcelo all the support he needs and presented him with a copy of "My Story” - the anecdotal memoir of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
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The Foxes Sport Academy’s Under-14 team and La Liga Valencia’s Under-10 squads made impressive starts as the fifth season of Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship kicked off at the weekend at the new Football Centre in Dubai Sports City.
The two sides discuss ways of strengthening the relationship between the Council and FIFA, as well as ways of bolstering their efforts to develop international football and broaden the Beautiful Game’s role in promoting the values of tolerance, peace.
The coronavirus –marred suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) will resume in Dubai from Sept. 19, it was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday.
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The Abes' success gave Japan its third and fourth gold medal of the day after Yuto Horigome took skateboarding's first Olympic title and swimmer Yui Ohashi was the surprise winner of the women's 400m individual competition.