The Club World Cup will feature European Champions, Chelsea; African Champions, Al Ahly; Jazira, the host nation’s league champion, who captured last season’s Arabian Gulf League, and other continental club champions.
The trophy will be on display on Tuesday also at the Aussie Park five-a-side pitch at Expo’s Sports, Fitness and Wellbeing Hub, as part of special City Football Schools sessions, with photo opportunities with the trophies after the session.
Ali Mabkhout scored a late equalizer as the UAE rallied to hold Iraq with a 2-2 draw in their 2022 World Cup qualifier match at the Zabeel Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday.
In the other group, Russia will compete with Iran, Paraguay and Japan — the team they defeated in the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in August to win their third world title — for the two semi-final spots from Group B.
The UAE will look to end their winless streak when they take on Iraq in their 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday. The UAE still have to notch up their first victory in the third round of the qualifiers. They are lying at the third spot with just two points from three games.
Mehdi Taremi scored the lone goal of the match as Iran extended their winning streak with a 1-0 victory against the UAE in their 2022 World Cup qualifier match at the Zabeel Stadium on Thursday.
The Saudi Investment Fund confirmed that an investment group led by the fund has completed the entire acquisition of Newcastle United.
The UAE national football team coach Bert Van Marwijk is confident of putting up a winning performance against the Asian powerhouse Iran in their World Cup qualifying match at the Zabeel Stadium on Thursday.
The tournament is being organised under the framework of Dubai Sports Council’s development plans for junior football in Dubai, and its plans to increase opportunities to compete for age group players as well as to prepare the academy teams for the upcoming season.