Winners of the 2021 Dubai Globe Soccer Awards. File
Football fans around the world will be watching Dubai as it celebrates the players, icons and decision makers who contribute to the success of international football, in a star-studded 17th edition of the Dubai International Sports Conference, followed by the 13th edition of the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, on November 17, days ahead of the start of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Stars of international football will gather with celebrities and guests in the glamourous surroundings of the Madinat Jumeirah to follow the event that will be broadcast to millions across the world.
The annual event, hosted by the Dubai Sports Council, will include a session during the Conference with world-renowned coaches highlighting game plans and how to achieve victories in the game, while the annual awards gala, goes beyond honoring the top players to acknowledge everyone who contributes to the success of the game.
As in former editions, the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards 2022 will honour this year’s Best Player and Best Club for both male and female players, the title sponsor’s TikTok Fans' Player of the Year and the Maradona Award for Best Goal Scorer, along with Best Coach, Best Agent, Best Transfer Deal, Best Sporting Director and Best President.
The Dubai International Sports Conference continues its role as a global platform in the development of the football industry, shedding light on the top players, coaches and club leaders, identifying their success.
This helps to create a model for clubs in the UAE and give motivation and inspiration to those working in the industry.
Since the launch of the awards in 2010, new award categories have been introduced, reflecting the development of the sport and its diverse international appeal. In keeping with this tradition, new award categories have been added to the 2022 line-up.
The CNN Off The Pitch Award will acknowledge the achievements of an individual, club or other soccer organisation for their impact on wider society, culture, their charitable work or as a role model for others.
The Power Horse Emerging Player of the Year Award will recognise youth players who stood out in the last season with their incredible performances.
In a new launch for 2022, the Globe Soccer Digital Awards, will honour the finest digital media influencers and creators in the football space. Presented by 433, Globe Soccer’s digital partner, the awards are as follows: Best Football Esports Player, Best Football TikTok Creator, Best Football YouTube Creator, Best Football Social Media Influencer and Best Football Journalist.
Dubai Sports Council’s seventh Annual Development Programme for Dubai Club Coaches kicked off on Saturday with former Holland and Australia national Under-17 and Under-20 team coach Jan Versleijen.
Leaders' wise guidance has allowed the sector to flourish and host the world’s top sporting events in the country.
He appeared in 50 matches and scored 39 goals across all the tournaments. He also won man of the match honours in 22 games along with three titles.
England played a successful Twenty20 series two months ago in Pakistan but have declined to play a Test match there for 17 years because of the precarious security situation.
Stunned 2-1 by Saudi Arabia in their opening Group C match, Argentina knew defeat would send them out of the tournament but they started poorly, struggling to cope with Mexico’s high press as Messi was denied time and space to operate.
Having been involved in esports for over 12 years, Vladyslava Zakhliebina is now the team manager for OG Esports - one of the global teams that will be aiming to book their place in next month’s Blast Premier World Final in Abu Dhabi between Dec.17-18.
"We've been very lucky to be able to come out here to Abu Dhabi and use the facilities here before we head to Pakistan," said Stokes on the outskirts of the Tolerance Oval, which played host to a warm-up match between England and their England Lions counterparts.