DUBAI 20 April 2017: Dubai Sports City is to host an international youth football tournament, the Dubai Intercontinental Football Cup for Under 13’s.
Taking place on 21st and 22nd April, hundreds of young footballers representing some of the world’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid and AC Milan, will travel to Dubai to compete in the inaugural tournament.
The tournament, which is in partnership with Dubai Sports Council and La Liga, will take place across Dubai Sports City’s world-class facilities and will see local and regional clubs mix with teams from Australia, Japan, Spain, Italy and the rest of the Middle East.
“We are delighted to be hosting the Under 13 Dubai Intercontinental Cup here at Dubai Sports City. Over the past number of years, football in this country has gone from strength to strength and we are delighted to be playing a part in that. Hosting this world-class event only compliments the world-class facilities we have here at Dubai Sports City as well as the quality of dedicated coaching staff at the Spanish Soccer School,” said Dubai Sports City President, Khalid Al Zarooni.
Michel Salgado, ambassador for the Spanish Soccer School and Real Madrid legend, said, “We’re very excited to welcome international youth teams to Dubai to compete in the inaugural Under 13 Dubai Intercontinental Cup. It’s a great sign of how youth football in Dubai has grown in recent years, and will show us how our footballers of the future measure up against their international peers.”
Inaki Beni, Football Academy Manager at the Spanish Soccer School, said, “Dubai’s youth players will be itching to test themselves against players from iconic clubs such as Real Madrid and AC Milan, and will certainly be looking to swap shirts after the games.
“It’s the next step in the development of the Dubai Sports Council Championship and we expect this tournament to become an annual event, we can continue to bring the world’s top youth teams to Dubai,” he concluded.
By Sports Staff