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Dubai braces for Beckham-mania

Posted on 24/12/2008

Crowds of fans are expected to follow the England footballer David Beckham when he arrives in Dubai next week with his new team, AC Milan. The former Manchester United player is due to fly in on Monday before taking part in training sessions that will be open to the public and a friendly between Milan and Hamburg at Emirates Stadium on Jan 6. Extra security is being brought in to deal with the public interest in Beckham, who has been loaned to the Italian side by Los Angeles Galaxy. ...  >>MORE

Football investment companies set up

Posted on 22/12/2008

Abu Dhabi Clubs have set up of five football trade investment companies on the directives of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed Forces. The five firms are Al Ain Sports Club For Football Company, Al Wehda Sports Club for Football Company, Al Jazeera Sports Club for Football Company, Al Dhafra Sports Club for Football Company and Bani Yas Sports Club for Football Company. The move is aimed at meeting the ...  >>MORE

Football league scores TV deal

Posted on 01/12/2008

The new professional UAE Football League yesterday reached agreement with an international marketing company with a view to having its matches televised in foreign countries from early next year. India, Indonesia and the Eurosport satellite channel, which serves Europe, are negotiating with the marketing company to take the fixtures in a deal which is worth Dh100 million (US$27m) to the UFL and its 12 etisalat Pro-League Clubs over the next four years. Romy Gai, the Italian-born chief ...  >>MORE

Hamdan sets up new firm

Posted on 23/11/2008

Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as Chairman of Al Ahli Club, has ordered the establishment of a commercial investment company in the football field. Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Chairman of Al Ahli Club Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has given instruction to execute the order and to adopt the world's highest standards and best models to achieve the goal aspired. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Board Khalifa Saeed ...  >>MORE

Vice President receives national U17, U19 teams

Posted on 19/11/2008

All playing members of the national Under 17 and Under 19 youth teams who have no house of their own will have one in addition to scholarship for those who want to continue their first degree education, thanks to the kind gesture of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The gift was in appreciation of the superb performance of the national Under 17 and Under 19 youth teams and their great achievements of qualifying to the youth ...  >>MORE

President receives national u17, u19 teams

Posted on 18/11/2008

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday received at the Al-Bateen Palace members of the national Under 17 and Under 19 youth teams and congratulated them for their superb achievements of qualifying to the youth world cup finals to be held in Nigeria and Egypt respectively next year. Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a number of sheikhs and officials were present at the reception. The national Under 19 youth team put up a splendid performance to win ...  >>MORE

Mohammad rewards soccer heroes

Posted on 16/11/2008

The UAE Under-19 soccer team entered the history books by winning the Asian youth championships beating Uzbekistan 2-1 in the final held Friday night at the Mohammad Bin Fahd stadium in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The first reward for the team came from General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, when he ordered a special plane to carry the players, officials and staff from Dammam to Makkah to visit the Kaaba and perform ...  >>MORE

Mansour bin Zayed meets Manchester City leadership

Posted on 13/11/2008

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs, met yesterday with H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak (Chairman) Mark Hughes (Manager) and Garry Cook (Executive Chairman) of Manchester City Football Club. The meeting was the first since a company (Abu Dhabi United Group) wholly owned by His Highness Sheikh Mansour, purchased a 90% controlling stake in the English FA Premier League team. The two hour meeting covered all aspects of the Club's operations, both on and off the ...  >>MORE

Etihad spread their wings to Melbourne stadium

Posted on 24/10/2008

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has extended its growing array of international sports sponsorships to Australia in a new deal which will see the famous Telstra Dome in Melbourne re-named as the Etihad Stadium. The deal was announced yesterday at a press conference held at the stadium and attended by James Hogan, chief executive of Etihad Airways, and Ian Collins, chief executive of the Melbourne Stadiums Limited (MSL). The 55,000 capacity stadium, which opened in 2000, is a ...  >>MORE

Dubai's Zabeel Investments eyes Charlton Athletic football club

Posted on 12/10/2008

Dubai's Zabeel Investments has offered to acquire prestigious English football club Charlton Athletic. Zabeel had been looking at an opportunity to invest in a leading English football club and had been monitoring the situation at Charlton Athletic closely, the club said on its website on Friday. The board of Charlton Athletic said the indicative cash offer is subject to a number of preconditions however "it is at a level at which, should the offer be made formally to shareholders, the board ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed names Al Mubarak as chairman of Manchester City Club

Posted on 22/09/2008

Negotiations are complete and the transfer of ownership will take place on Tuesday, UAE Minister of Presidential Affairs HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan told fans of English Manchester City Club, bought recently by the Abu Dhabi United Group. He thanked the fans for their good will expressions about the future of the club. "We are deeply touched and now have some great personal experience of what so many people have told us for a while now.......you are the greatest fans in the world". ...  >>MORE

Women Football Championship opened in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 10/09/2008

Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al-Qassimi yesterday opened the Women Football Championship at the main football stadium in Abu Dhabi. The event is part of the 12th Armed Forces Club's Ramadan Championship being held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs. Al-Qassimi, in her opening remarks, underscored the championship which she said already saw the participation of women at 6 games. She lauded the UAE sportswomen ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi United Group buys Premier League club Manchester City

Posted on 02/09/2008

Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment has succeeded in buying the Premier League club 'Manchester City', one of the oldest English football clubs. The deal was signed between ADUG's board member Suleiman al-Fahim and the club's owner Thaksin Shinawatra, at a ceremony held on Sunday at the Emirates Palace. Negotiations between ADUG and Shinawatra had been going for the last several weeks and were concluded with the deal struck Sunday night. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

UAE will host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009, 2010

Posted on 28/05/2008

FIFA executive committee awarded Tuesday the organisation of the 2009 and 2010 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time to the United Arab Emirates. FIFA President Josep Sepp Blatter said during the ceremony convened in Sydney that the FIFA Club World Cup will be hosted by the UAE in 2009 and 2010, but will return to Japan in 2011 and 2012, adding that Australia applied to host the cup, but the UAE won. Work team including the UAE Football Association and federal and local public ...  >>MORE

UAE bidding to host Club World Cup

Posted on 14/05/2008

The capital will spearhead the UAE's bid to bring football's champions to the region for the Fifa Club World Cup. The country's football association will submit its proposal to Fifa tomorrow and is confident it can beat off the challenge of Australia and Japan to stage the prestigious event in 2009 and 2010. Zayed Sports City and the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, home of Al Jazira, will be the two stadiums to host the games. The tournament features the champions from all the continental ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Sports Council signs agreement with Inter Milan

Posted on 03/05/2008

Leading Italian football club Inter Milan believes a UAE or Gulf national could play for the team as a result of a new football academy to be launched in Abu Dhabi, the club's director general said Thursday Inter Milan boss Ernesto Paolillo signed an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and UAE real estate developer Hydra Properties to build the sole Inter Milan football academy in the region in Abu Dhabi, and said it could be a source of future talent. "I believe it will be possible ...  >>MORE

Nahyan receives soccer legend Pele

Posted on 23/02/2008

HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of higher education and scientific research received here on Thursday the Brazilian soccer legend Pele, who is currently visiting the country to pursue his goal of setting up 'Pele Football Academy' in UAE. The Centre of Excellence for applied Research and Training (CERT), affiliated to the Higher Colleges of Technology, of which Sheikh Nahyan is the Chancellor, has always collaborated with international institutions for the purpose of learning ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid receives a gift from UAE Football Association

Posted on 15/02/2008

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has received a book as a gift from UAE Football Association (UAE FA). The book chronicles major events in the field of sports in UAE in the period between 2004-2007. The book was presented to Sheikh Mohammed by Yusuf Al Sarkal, who headed the FA during this period. A number of sports writers and researchers participated in the preparation of the book. Al Sarkal thanked Sheikh Mohammed ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Rashid endorses a book on Manchester United

Posted on 07/10/2007

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum signed here yesterday a documentary book on the history of Manchester United football club. The book will be an item at a charity auction, which will be held by the Dubai Sports Council (DSP) on Oct., 24th at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The copy bears the photo of Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum The event was attended by Ahmed Saad Al Sherif, Secretary General of the DSC and ...  >>MORE

Dh10m prize money on offer in Ramadan Games

Posted on 14/09/2007

The Armed Forces Officers Club is all set to stage the 11th edition of the AFOC Open Sports Festival, which in total including prize money is worth Dh10 million. Speaking to the press just before the draw for the football events were held yesterday at the AFOC premises, Col. Mohammad Al Bushlaibi, Director of Recreations at the AFOC, said this year more events were added with a bigger prize money on offer. "Once again football will be the feature event and we have 64 teams that have ...  >>MORE

Etihad unveiled as Chelsea FC platinum sponsor

Posted on 14/09/2007

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a three-year deal to be a platinum sponsor and official international airline partner of Chelsea Football Club. The 'seven figure' deal was announced at a press conference at Chelsea's new training facility which was attended by Etihad Airways' chief executive, James Hogan, Chelsea chief executive, Peter Kenyon and Chelsea manager, Jos? Mourinho. Mr. Hogan said: "The partnership with Chelsea marks a new and ...  >>MORE

UAE book a place in World Cup

Posted on 19/08/2007

The Copacabana beach awaits the UAE team after they officially claimed a spot in the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup being held there in November. The UAE were certainly in carnival mood after a comprehensive 5-2 victory over Asia's defending champions Bahrain in the qualifying event at Al Mamzar beach on Friday night. Only the top three teams in this tournament, which has been running since Tuesday, qualify for the World Cup, so going into the crucial semi-final clash, the UAE knew just one more ...  >>MORE

UAE assured of a berth in semis

Posted on 17/08/2007

Regardless of what happened in their second match late last night, the UAE have safely negotiated their way to a semi-final spot at the Fifa World Cup Beach Soccer qualifying tournament. That's after their initial victory over India on Tuesday, followed by Japan's 3-2 win over the same opposition on Wednesday night. The result means the UAE and Japan top Group A and will both be a part of tonight's semi-final action at Al Mamzar beach. Japan's victory over minnows India, who are playing in ...  >>MORE

Emirates Airlines offers 1000 tickets to Korea Football

Posted on 10/08/2007

Emirates Airlines , an official partner of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) offered the Korean Youth Football Federation 1000 air tickets to enable the future football stars to attend the under -17 football championship organized in Korea where 24 countries will participate. This championship will include 52 matches played in 8 Korean cities. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler awards Dh8m to triumphant UAE football team

Posted on 06/02/2007

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, awarded Dh8 million to the UAE football team for winning the Gulf Cup. Sheikh Sultan also awarded Dh2 million to the UAE basketball team for winning the gold in the Gulf Cup basketball tournament. This was announced yesterday during a reception held by Sheikh Sultan for the UAE players, technical staff and board members at the Ruler's office in Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Bin ...  >>MORE

Rally through the city to celebrate football victory

Posted on 02/02/2007

A big rally will kick off at 4pm today from the World Trade Centre to celebrate the UAE's win at the Gulf Cup. Brigadier Eisa Aman, Acting Director of Dubai Police's Traffic department, called the fans to avoid committing any traffic offences, as they endanger the participants in the rally and other road users. He warned of driving on the hard shoulder, speeding and reckless driving, as these are common offences. He said that traffic police will accompany rally participants. He also ...  >>MORE

Traders 'are cashing in on Gulf Cup victory'

Posted on 02/02/2007

UAE flag prices have increased remarkably since the UAE football team won the Gulf Cup, according to residents. Whereas a two by one metre flag used to cost around Dh10, the price has jumped to Dh50, say residents. Mubarak Al Junaibi, a 30-year-old UAE national, said the prices "are on fire." "Everything has increased; the flags, even decorations for cars," he said. "The traders are exploiting the football team's victory to increase their sales. I have just fixed a UAE flag on my car ...  >>MORE

Khalifa receives Gulf Cup heroes

Posted on 01/02/2007

President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, received in Abu Dhabi yesterday members of the UAE football team who made history on Tuesday by winning the Gulf Cup for the first time after beating Oman 1-0. Sheikh Khalifa met the team in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. As he welcomed the players and the management team, ...  >>MORE

President doles out Dh500,000 to each national team player

Posted on 01/02/2007

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has directed that a bonus of Dh500, 000 be distributed to each member of the UAE senior national football team which won the 18th Gulf Cup Championship yesterday. The gift was in appreciation of the historic achievement and great honour achieved for the nation by the team. The amount does not include the special bonuses earlier announced following a streak of wins the team registered against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before crowing it with a ...  >>MORE

UAE players pay tributes to Zayed after triumph

Posted on 01/02/2007

The players of the UAE national football team, the champions of the Gulf Cup, paid respect to the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The players, accompanied by the Chairman and members of the UAE FA, yesterday morning visited the grave of Sheikh Zayed and read Al Fatihah as a mark of respect and recognition for what Sheikh Zayed had done to his country. His great deeds towards the sector of youth and sports, in particular, resulted in the improvement of sports in general and football ...  >>MORE

UAE wins Gulf Cup

Posted on 31/01/2007

The UAE pulled off one of the biggest achievements in its football history to beat Oman 1-0 and win the Gulf Cup for the first time. The final match was graced by the attendance of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who was accompanied by the visiting Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Also attending were H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, General Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Massive celebrations mark UAE's win

Posted on 29/01/2007

Minutes after the UAE floored the high-flying Saudi team and booked a berth in their first ever Gulf Cup final, the capital experienced one big party. Firecrackers lit up the night sky, while the car-honking UAE nationals, as well as expatriates, brought all those cooped up in their houses to witness the celebrations. It was a night to be remembered for long and the fans celebrated until the wee hours of the morning. The UAE coach Bruno Metsu had predicted that history was in the making. ...  >>MORE

UAE in Gulf Cup final

Posted on 28/01/2007

Esmail Mattar scored a heart stopping goal in the first minute of injury time to send hosts, the UAE, to the final match of the 18th Gulf Cup at Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium on Saturday night. Mattar's goal sent three-time winner Saudi Arabia home. The UAE team will next face Oman in the final match on Tuesday at Zayed Sports City – a repetition of the tournament's opening match, which the Omanis won 2-1 and at the same venue. Both teams played a tactical and cautious match with Frenchman ...  >>MORE

Emirati women join in the football mania

Posted on 28/01/2007

The Gulf Cup, arguably the most anticipated sports event in the UAE, is attracting an enthusiastic new breed of fans among the local population - Emirati women Female audiences have grown significantly since the Gulf Cup was inaugurated in 1968, and although still a minority in the crowd, pockets of black can be seen increasingly among the largely white-clad spectators. However, despite the growing enthusiasm of UAE national women, many are still reluctant to watch the matches live in Abu ...  >>MORE

UAE march into semis

Posted on 24/01/2007

Esmail Mattar and Faisal Khalil combined brilliantly to lead the UAE to a 3-2 victory over nine times champion Kuwait at the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium yesterday and reach the semi finals of the 18th Gulf Cup in style. The UAE finished second in Group A with six points from three matches, three points behind leaders Oman while Kuwait and Yemen both finished on a single point each. The UAE started the match with the sole aim of winning and they pressed from the word go with Mattar firing in a ...  >>MORE

Khalifa inaugurates Gulf Cup

Posted on 18/01/2007

President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated in Abu Dhabi yesterday the 18th Arabian Gulf Cup which will run from January 17 to 30. Also present alongside Sheikh Khalifa, were H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. A number of sheikhs and ...  >>MORE

UAE fight back to get the better of Stuttgart

Posted on 09/01/2007

The UAE defeated VFB Stuttgart 2-1 in their first match of the Dubai Challenge Cup 2007 held at Al Nasr's Al Maktoum stadium on Monday night. The UAE came from behind after Stuttgart led 1-0 to bag their first three points by beating Bundesliga club. Victory gave their coach Bruno Metsu and the UAE supporters confidence ahead of the Gulf Cup which kicks off in a weeks time. Mario Gomez scored for Stuttgart in the 56th minute following a goalless first half. UAE skipper Mohammad Omar ...  >>MORE

Star-studded line-up to head to Dubai

Posted on 23/11/2006

A star-studded line-up touches down in Dubai next week for the official Middle East launch of the Manchester United Opus book. Sir Bobby Charlton heads the Red Devils contingent that includes Denis Law, Peter Schmeichel, Bryan Robson, Teddy Sheringham and French maverick Eric Cantona. Also attending will be former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and Honda driver Jenson Button. The household names will be attending a number of functions to promote the ...  >>MORE

18th Arabian Gulf Cup launches official website

Posted on 30/10/2006

The Organizing Committee of the 18th Arabian Gulf Cup 2007 today announced the official launch of their website, http://www.gulfcup18.ae. The links will provide easy navigation throughout the website and allow users to download photos of the matches and players from the participating teams. The media can download the media accreditation guidelines and application form from the Press Centre section of the website. Media ...  >>MORE

Gulf Cup's unique mascot unveiled

Posted on 18/09/2006

Organising committee of the 18th Gulf Cup, scheduled in UAE next year, unveiled today the championship's mascot. The simple, yet eye-catching mascot depicts figure of a young supporter of UAE team. "The mascot reflects the organising committee's appreciation of the role being played by the football fans who show up to support their national team," Mohammed Al Mahmoud, head of the media committee told reporters yesterday. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Emirates soars high with Dh135m on Fifa ad

Posted on 28/06/2006

With an advertising spend of Dh135 million on the 2006 Fifa World Cup, Emirates is most certainly flying high this year. And the carrier will scale greater heights in the next World Cup in South Africa in 2010. By then Fifa will also have restructured its sponsorship programme, reducing the official partners to just six as against 15 this year, with a few local sponsors. Apart from Emirates, Fifa's other big sponsors will include Adidas, Hyundai, Coca-Cola, Sony and Visa. According to a ...  >>MORE

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Dubai braces for Beckham-mania


Football investment companies set up


Football league scores TV deal


Hamdan sets up new firm


Vice President receives national U17, U19 teams


President receives national u17, u19 teams


Mohammad rewards soccer heroes


Mansour bin Zayed meets Manchester City leadership


Etihad spread their wings to Melbourne stadium


Dubai's Zabeel Investments eyes Charlton Athletic football club


Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed names Al Mubarak as chairman of Manchester City Club


Women Football Championship opened in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi United Group buys Premier League club Manchester City


UAE will host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009, 2010


UAE bidding to host Club World Cup


Abu Dhabi Sports Council signs agreement with Inter Milan


Nahyan receives soccer legend Pele


Mohammed bin Rashid receives a gift from UAE Football Association


Sheikh Rashid endorses a book on Manchester United


Dh10m prize money on offer in Ramadan Games


Etihad unveiled as Chelsea FC platinum sponsor


UAE book a place in World Cup


UAE assured of a berth in semis


Emirates Airlines offers 1000 tickets to Korea Football


Sharjah Ruler awards Dh8m to triumphant UAE football team


Rally through the city to celebrate football victory


Traders 'are cashing in on Gulf Cup victory'


Khalifa receives Gulf Cup heroes


President doles out Dh500,000 to each national team player


UAE players pay tributes to Zayed after triumph


UAE wins Gulf Cup


Massive celebrations mark UAE's win


UAE in Gulf Cup final


Emirati women join in the football mania


UAE march into semis


Khalifa inaugurates Gulf Cup


UAE fight back to get the better of Stuttgart


Star-studded line-up to head to Dubai


18th Arabian Gulf Cup launches official website


Gulf Cup's unique mascot unveiled


Emirates soars high with Dh135m on Fifa ad