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SPORT & LEISURE - FOOTBALL

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

Football mania takes over

Posted on 10/06/2006

Lovers of "the beautiful game" in the UAE joined billions of fellow soccer enthusiasts around the world yesterday and crammed in front of TV screens for the biggest sporting event on the planet. While the opening ceremony got under way at the Allianz Arena in Munich, punters piled into restaurants and hotels across the UAE some looking very much the part. With red, orange and black daubed across her cheeks and a German flag draped over her shoulders, event consultant Jessica, 29, "originally ...  >>MORE

Fans gear up for World Cup kick-off

Posted on 06/06/2006

With only three days to go before the beginning of the most popular worldwide sporting event - the FIFA World Cup - old rivalries and passions are rising in the UAE. With football excitement reaching fever pitch and after waiting four years, football fans in the UAE are eagerly anticipating the first kick-off of the 2006 FIFA World Cup on Friday at 8pm UAE time, with Germany taking on Costa Rica. With large expatriate communities such as Iran and England represented in this year's ...  >>MORE

UAE to host FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006 Asian Qualifier

Posted on 13/05/2006

Beach Soccer's successful journey from the beaches of Brazil to the hearts of millions of fans all over the globe takes another big step this month. One of the fastest growing professional sports in the world comes to UAE shores from May 22 to 26, for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006 - Qualifier Dubai, brought by Sport Solutions. Six Asian nations - Bahrain, China PR, Iran, Japan, Philippines and the United Arab Emirates - will compete in Jumeirah Beach Park for three slots in the FIFA ...  >>MORE

Emirates scoops Dh716m FIFA sponsorship tie-up

Posted on 19/04/2006

Emirates yesterday sealed its biggest ever sponsorship deal worth $195 million (Dh716 million) with FIFA to become its official partner from 2007 to 2014. The move takes forward Emirates' current official partnership worth 30 million euro (Dh135 million) to the 2006 FIFA World Cup to be held in Germany this year. With this deal, Emirates' principal sports sponsorship portfolio would account for close to Dh1.6bn. "The deal is not only the biggest one in Emirates' history but also the ...  >>MORE

Emirates to link travellers with World Cup 2006 action

Posted on 18/04/2006

Emirates airline will create viewing stations at 16 international airports, including Dubai International Airport, to ensure that football fans do not miss the action from the 2006 Fife World Cup which starts in Germany from June 9. From New York to Nagoya and Milan to Melbourne, supporters of the game will be able to follow the 64-match tournament, courtesy of Emirates, which is an official partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. (Emirates Today) ...  >>MORE

Al Ain wins President's Cup

Posted on 04/04/2006

Ali Al Wahibi's 79 minute goal enabled fancied Al Ain to win President's Cup, beating Sharjah 2/1 in a thrilling final. President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended the match and gave away gold medals to the winners and silver medals to the runners-up. Also attending were General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler's Representative in the Eastern ...  >>MORE

UAE beats Oman in Ladies Soccer

Posted on 22/02/2006

UAE representative Abu Dhabi team displayed superior soccer talents with a decisive 5-1 win over "the Pusher" team, representing the Sultanate of Oman, in the opening match of the Arab Ladies Soccer Championship which went off here this evening. Ending the first half 2-0 to their advantage, the Abu Dhabi team confirmed their supremacy with three more goals in the second half. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Stage set for women's soccer

Posted on 13/02/2006

Ten teams will battle it out for a slice of the Dh555,000 prize on offer in the First Arabian Women's Football Tournament which kicks off on February 21. The tournament, the first-ever to be held at this level in the region, is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, and organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Club in association with the Armed Forces Officers' Club and UAE FA. Five national teams representing Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and ...  >>MORE

Emirates and Arsenal set for exciting times’

Posted on 04/01/2006

Arsenal believe their move to the new Emirates Stadium will make them one of the richest clubs in the world. And the Gunners believe "exciting times” are ahead for them once they are in their new £357million (Dh2,281m) home for the start of next season. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has mocked Arsenal by saying they wouldn't fill the 60,000-seater stadium as they struggle to challenge for the top trophies, but Arsene Wenger and vice-chairman David Dein are confident they will ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi clubs will hold sway

Posted on 31/08/2005

Predictions are not always easy. However, what irons out things a bit is the fact that they may come true or fall on the other side of the truth… and, no one is going to remember them anyway. The UAE National Football League for the 2005-06 season starts today with three matches. Teams have already used the summer months to put in tremendous effort in preparing for that crucial start to a season. Coaches have been signed and foreign players have been roped in. The stage is set for yet ...  >>MORE

Khalifa order Dh 4 million reward for Al Ain Club Abu Dhabi

Posted on 19/06/2005

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday ordered a financial reward of Dh4 million to Al Ain Club's football team after winning the President's Cup for 2004-05. The reward is part of Sheikh Khalifa's continuous support and encouragement to youth and sports movement in the country. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed receives President Cup's winners

Posted on 19/06/2005

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received in Abu Dhabi yesterday members of Al Ain Club football team which has won the President's Cup for 2004-05. The meeting was attended by Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Al Ain Club, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture, Sheikh Nasser bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, son of the Crown ...  >>MORE

Al Ain Clinches President's Cup

Posted on 17/06/2005

Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, has crowned last night Al Ain Football Team for winning the President's Cup final for the 2004-2005 Football Season over its staunch rival, Al Wahda by 3 goals to 1. The sensational match was attended by Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Al Ain Club Council of Honour, Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Seaports Department and member of the Al Wahda Council of Honour and Chairman of the Board of Directors, ...  >>MORE

UAE are Kirin Cup champions

Posted on 28/05/2005

Haider Allo Ali's 69th-minute strike against hosts Japan helped UAE lift the Kirin Cup their first victory outside the region and their best ever since earning the Asian Cup runners-up spot in 1996. The Al Wahda midfielder finished off in clinical fashion a move that was initiated by Nawaf Mubarak to leave the Asian champions shocked with their second loss. The UAE, in fact, finished level with Peru on four points and a draw of lots enabled the UAE skipper Faisal Khalil to lift the Kirin ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed orders allocation of Dh4 million to Al Wahda players

Posted on 20/05/2005

Players of the Abu Dhabi-based Al Wahda Football Club will receive a total of Dh4 million in bonus , as ordered by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Sheikh Mohammed's contribution to the players is a token of encouragement for their excellent performance and efforts to win the UAE National League Championship. Al Wahda defeated Al Wasal Club of Dubai 5-3 after a tough match in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. It is ...  >>MORE

Dubai Holding to sponsor UAE National Soccer Team

Posted on 24/04/2005

Dubai Holding has announced Dh20 Million sponsorship of the UAE National Football Team and will actively support all its activities for the next four years in line with its commitment to the people of UAE. The sponsorship agreement was signed in Dubai yesterday by Mohammed Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding and Chairman of the UAE National Football Team Yousuf Al Serkal. Al Gergawi pointed out that football is a national sport popular with the public. "We believe that ...  >>MORE

Abdullah calls for closer ties with soccer clubs

Posted on 30/11/2004

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture and President of the UAE Football Association's General Assembly has called upon the UAE FA's board to interact with local soccer clubs and address important issues. Sheikh Abdullah addressed local club officials and FA members during the FA's General Assembly meeting held on Sunday. Sheikh Abdullah decided to postpone taking a decision on the controversial five per cent fee levied by the UAE FA on the clubs last ...  >>MORE

Emirates boost their Arsenal

Posted on 06/10/2004

Dawn of a new era: The proposed £357 million Emirates Stadium at Ashburton Grove, scheduled to open for the 2006-2007 season, will have 60,000 seats. ...  >>MORE

Emirates and Arsenal announce Football's biggest ever sponsorship

Posted on 06/10/2004

Emirates Airline and Arsenal Football Club have signed the biggest club sponsorship in football history, worth 100 million pounds (AED 662.2 million). Emirates Vice Chairman and Group President Maurice Flanagan inked the agreement in London yesterday with Arsenal Football Club Chairman Peter Wood-Hill. The agreement provides the Dubai-based international airline with naming rights to the club's new 357 million pounds stadium, presently in construction. The new stadium, seating 60,000 ...  >>MORE

UAE national team is well-prepared for world cup 2006: Abdullah bin Zayed

Posted on 08/09/2004

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture said yesterday that the UAE National Football team was well-prepared for the qualifying matches of world cup 2006. In a telephone conversation with the technical manager of the UAE's national, Sheikh Abdullah who is also the chairman of the General Assembly of the UAE Football Federation was briefed about the preparation of the team for its tomorrow's match with the Yemeni team. He expressed confidence in the team, saying ...  >>MORE

Emirates helps to blow the whistle

Posted on 07/08/2004

Emirates Airline today announced its sponsorship of a unique football partnership with all three English official football governing bodies. It will be the first ever sponsor of the referees and match officials in English Football, one of the most popular and widely-viewed spectator sport worldwide. The multi-million pound, three year deal will start this weekend (7th and 8th August 2004) with the Coca-Cola Football League matches and the FA Community Shield taking place in Cardiff on ...  >>MORE

UAE team looks forward to a strong performance at Asian Championship: Sarkal

Posted on 18/07/2004

Beijing - Yousef Al Sarkal, Chairman of the UAE Football Federation said yesterday that the UAE team which is currently participating at the Asian Tournament looks forward to a strong performance. In remarks made yesterday in Beijing shortly before the opening of the tournament, Sarkal said the strong performance showed by the UAE clubs on the domestic and regional level should put the national team in a better position to qualify for the second and subsequent rounds of the Asian tournament. ...  >>MORE

UAE defeats Yemen by 3/0

Posted on 12/06/2004

The UAE last Wednesday defeated Yemen by 3/0 in the Asian qualification matches for World Cup 2006, thus giving the UAE football team seven points. Present at the match held at Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium in Al Ain was Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture and Chairman of the General Assembly of the Football Federation. The UAE Team dominated the match, putting pressure on the Yemeni side with continued onslaught resulting in the first goal by Rashid ...  >>MORE

Khalifa grants Al Ain Club Dh7 million for its achievements

Posted on 09/06/2004

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has granted the Al Ain Sports and Culture Club Dh7.028 million as a winning bonus for snatching local and foreign championships for the 2003/4 season. Sheikh Khalifa's donation is a clear sign of his support for sports and sportsmen and his encouragement to them to win more championships internally and externally. The Board of Al Ain Club has paid tributes to Sheikh Khalifa for ...  >>MORE

UAE lock horns with Yemen in crucial World Cup qualifier today

Posted on 09/06/2004

The UAE senior football team host Yemen in a crucial Asian qualifier for the 2006 World Cup that kicks off at 8:00pm at the Qattara Stadium here tonight. The UAE lead Group 5 with four points from two matches, with Thailand, their most serious rivals, on three points. North Korea have two points while Yemen have only a single point. The Thais will be hosting the Koreans today in Bangkok. The UAE coach, Jean-Francois Jodar, who will be leading the team in his last match, has opted for an ...  >>MORE

Al Ain claim their place in UAE football history

Posted on 26/05/2004

Al Ain claimed a slice of UAE sporting history when they won the First Division League title for a record ninth time, beating Al Wasl 2-1 on Monday. Al Ain is without doubt the most successful club in UAE's football history – they are also the only club to win the league title three times in a row. Al Ain's success has not been restricted to domestic competitions. Last year, they became the first UAE club to clinch the Asian Champions League. Al Ain also won the GCC Clubs Championship in ...  >>MORE

UAE set to begin campaign today

Posted on 01/03/2004

The UAE will meet Lebanon in their opening campaign, in the first leg of the final Asian Olympic qualifiers, at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium 8pm tonight. Favourites Japan meet Bahrain at the same venue in an earlier game at 5:35pm. Japan are the clear favourites given that they have been preparing for the last two years. The hosts UAE are hoping to win their first ever representation to the Olympics. The UAE coach Jean Francois Jodar evinced optimism following team training at the venue of ...  >>MORE

UAE start on winning note

Posted on 20/02/2004

The UAE beat Thailand with a solitary goal to start their campaign on a positive note in the Asian zone qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup. Mohammed Rashid Suroor headed home the all important goal 22 minutes into the match following a perfect move on the right flank when debutant Salim Khamis sent a penetrating pass to Abdul Rahim, whose cross was brilliantly headed into the rival goal. The solitary goal did not only secure the three points for the UAE against their strongest rivals in the ...  >>MORE

Confident UAE face Thailand in today's first World Cup qualifier

Posted on 18/02/2004

The UAE national football team today take their first step towards qualifying for the 2006 World Cup in Germany when they face Thailand in a crucial match at the Al Qattara Stadium. The match kicks-off at 7:15 pm. The players are high in morale despite the injuries that seem to keep away their most promising striker Ismail Mattar. Mohammed Omar is expected to be his replacement. Jean-Francois Jodar, the recently appointed UAE coach is optimistic that his team have the ability to defeat their ...  >>MORE

Emirates appoints Beckenbauer as global ambassador

Posted on 14/01/2004

Emirates airline, the international airline of the UAE, has joined hands with The Franz Beckenbauer Foundation and appointed the German football legend as its Global Ambassador for sport and social activities. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation and chairman of Emirates airline, addressing the media at the Mina A'Salam Hotel yesterday, said the partnership between Emirates and The Franz Beckenbauer Foundation further demonstrates Emirates' support for sport ...  >>MORE

UAE qualify for Asian Cup finals

Posted on 23/11/2003

The UAE scored a predictable win over group G minnows Sri Lanka last night here at the Al Shabab stadium to earn a ticket for next year's Asian Cup football finals from July 17 to August 7 in China. Abdul Rahim Juma scored on the stroke of half time and struck again in the 79th minute after Sri Lanka were reduced to 10 players on the field when Mohamed Azmeer was given the marching orders for a foul on Fahad Ali. Skipper Mohammed Omar added a third in the 87th minute for a 3-0 result. The ...  >>MORE

UAE give Sri Lanka no chance; hosts only a point away from qualifying

Posted on 20/11/2003

UAE topped group G in the Asian Cup qualifiers after beating Sri Lanka 3-1 at Maktoum bin Rashid stadium on Tuesday night. UAE, who began the qualifiers last month in poor form now top the group with 10 points and a better goal difference than Turkmenistan who also have 10 points. UAE need just one point from their last match against Sri Lanka on Saturday at the same venue to qualify for the Asian Cup finals in China. UAE coach Roy Hodgson said that he is pleased with the victory. The match ...  >>MORE

Give football top priority'

Posted on 09/11/2003

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, attended the opening of "Facts on Sports in UAE " forum, which was held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai on Tuesday. Also present were Lt. Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, who is also Honorary President of Al Ain Club; Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, honorary member of the board of directors of Al Ain Club; Dr. Mohammed Khalfan bin ...  >>MORE

Brilliant UAE rally past Syria

Posted on 09/11/2003

Damascus - The UAE kept their Asian Cup qualification hopes alive with a thumping come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Syria in a crucial group match played in front of 40,000 home fans at the Al Abbassiyeen Stadium late Friday night. With the team trailing 1-0 until the 29th minute of the second half UAE coach Roy Hodgson made two strategic substitutions which transformed defeat into glorious victory. Pitched into the deep end substitutes Mohammed Sirour and Abdulrahim Juma scored a goal each, ...  >>MORE

Al Ain stars get heroes' welcome

Posted on 13/10/2003

The Al Ain Club soccer team, who on Saturday made sporting history by winning the AFC Champions League, were honoured beyond their wildest dreams by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces at his palace. Earlier General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence, received the Al Ain team and delegation at the Amiri Airport in Abu Dhabi to congratulate them on their ...  >>MORE

Al Ain Asian Champions

Posted on 12/10/2003

BANGKOK - Al Ain became the first UAE club ever to win a major title abroad last night. They won the inaugural Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League 2-1 on aggregate in the final despite losing the second leg 0-1 to BEC Tero Sasana here at the Rajamangala National Stadium yesterday. The BEC Tero players put up a spirited show in front of over 30,000 fans and nearly took the game into overtime with a controversial second goal in the 70th minute, disallowed by Kuwaiti referee Mane ...  >>MORE

UAE players promise better show

Posted on 08/10/2003

The UAE national football team have pledged to put up an improved performance when their take on Uzbekistan in their final warm-up match before the Asian Cup qualifiers. Hilal Mohammed, assistant to the UAE's English coach Roy Hodgson, said that the mood in the camp was high despite their 4-1 defeat to Bahrain in last warm-up game ten days. "UAE face Turkmenistan, Sri Lanka and Syria in Group G. The top two teams from the Group qualify for the finals next year in China." Hilal said the team ...  >>MORE

Al Ain move closer to historic feat

Posted on 05/10/2003

Come Saturday, October 11, another 90 minutes of play at Bangkok's Rajamangala National Stadium, and a piece of football history is in the making for the Emirates league and super cup champions Al Ain. The record eight times national league champions set up a sound 2-0 platform against Thai club BEC Tero Sasana in the first of the home and away inaugural Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League final to stay on course of becoming the first team to engrave their name in the most ...  >>MORE

UAE looking for comfortable win

Posted on 10/09/2003

The UAE national Olympic team wrapped up preparations for today's crucial Olympic qualifiers against Thailand at the Al Maktoum stadium in Al Nasr club. The kickoff is at 7:15 pm. The UAE Football Association Temporary Committee (FATC) have decided to throw the doors open in order to bring in the home fans. Speaking to the Olympic squad, FATC chairman Sultan Saqr Al Suwaidi urged them to win by a comfortable margin so as to ease the pressure for the away match in Bangkok on September 17. ...  >>MORE

Al Ain qualifies to Asian Cup final

Posted on 31/08/2003

Al Ain Club qualified for the final of the Asian Cup championship of champion clubs although they went down 3:4 to Dalian Club of China in their second leg match held here today. Al Ain will clash with BEC Tero Sasana Club of Thailand for the coveted cup. Playing at home five months ago, Al Ain beat Dalian 4:2 to bring the total result of the two-leg tie at 7:6, which gave the Emirati club its first berth to the final of the continental tournament, making it the first club from the UAE to ...  >>MORE

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Emirates soars high with Dh135m on Fifa ad


Football mania takes over


Fans gear up for World Cup kick-off


UAE to host FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2006 Asian Qualifier


Emirates scoops Dh716m FIFA sponsorship tie-up


Emirates to link travellers with World Cup 2006 action


Al Ain wins President's Cup


UAE beats Oman in Ladies Soccer


Stage set for women's soccer


Emirates and Arsenal set for exciting times’


Abu Dhabi clubs will hold sway


Khalifa order Dh 4 million reward for Al Ain Club Abu Dhabi


Mohammed bin Zayed receives President Cup's winners


Al Ain Clinches President's Cup


UAE are Kirin Cup champions


Mohammed bin Zayed orders allocation of Dh4 million to Al Wahda players


Dubai Holding to sponsor UAE National Soccer Team


Abdullah calls for closer ties with soccer clubs


Emirates boost their Arsenal


Emirates and Arsenal announce Football's biggest ever sponsorship


UAE national team is well-prepared for world cup 2006: Abdullah bin Zayed


Emirates helps to blow the whistle


UAE team looks forward to a strong performance at Asian Championship: Sarkal


UAE defeats Yemen by 3/0


Khalifa grants Al Ain Club Dh7 million for its achievements


UAE lock horns with Yemen in crucial World Cup qualifier today


Al Ain claim their place in UAE football history


UAE set to begin campaign today


UAE start on winning note


Confident UAE face Thailand in today's first World Cup qualifier


Emirates appoints Beckenbauer as global ambassador


UAE qualify for Asian Cup finals


UAE give Sri Lanka no chance; hosts only a point away from qualifying


Give football top priority'


Brilliant UAE rally past Syria


Al Ain stars get heroes' welcome


Al Ain Asian Champions


UAE players promise better show


Al Ain move closer to historic feat


UAE looking for comfortable win


Al Ain qualifies to Asian Cup final