DUBAI, September 20 / WAM / Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Vice President of the National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of the Beach Soccer World Cup “UAE 2023”, has confirmed that this edition of the Beach Soccer World Cup will take place. The match will be the best in history.
The United Arab Emirates will host the tournament in February 2024, for the second time in its history after the 2009 edition.
The board of directors of the UAE Football Association, chaired by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, decided to reorganize the Supreme Organizing Committee for the tournament under the chairmanship of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi. Sheikh Rasheed, after the meeting of the Supreme Organizing Committee, explained that the team’s efforts ensure that this will be a great edition, thanks to the capabilities of the UAE and Dubai’s great success in this game. Sheikh Rasheed, Chairman of the Football Association, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, praised the efforts of the Supreme Organizing Committee: “The UAE has great capabilities in hosting tournaments in Dubai, especially in beach soccer. has achieved particularly big hits and contributed to the success of this game.” and spread it globally.”
He added, “The next edition will be the best in history, in light of the excellent preparation for hosting it. The presence of more than 200 nationalities residing in the Emirates will contribute to its success, given the expected attendance and support of the participants. Teams.”
He pointed out that the global media interest in the Beach World Cup, especially in light of the Dubai event, will shine a greater light on the competition, with its wider popularity reflected in the increase in viewership around the world.
He insisted that an announcement on the location of the stadium in Dubai would be made next month, especially as the options committee is now working in coordination with FIFA. .
He said, “Ensure that the tournament is held in an area with mass appeal that meets the logistical standards of a major event such as hotels and services required to support the tournament.” He said the UAE, with its outstanding skills and infrastructure, and the expertise of the Football Association and Dubai Sports Council, will offer an exceptional edition with economic, tourism and cultural returns. event. The Supreme Organizing Committee meeting of the tournament was held today Wednesday at the Dubai Football Association headquarters under the chairmanship of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and in the presence of Board of Directors member Omar Al Haj Al Muhairi. of the Football Association, Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, “Representatives of the Committee” and Colonel Qamis Ali Al Shamsi. Representative of Dubai Police General Command, Hisham Mohammed Al Jaroni, Board of Directors Member Football Association, “Committee Member,” Mohammed Abdullah Hassam Al Taheri, “Committee Member and Tournament Director,” Ali Hamad Al Badawi, “Committee Advisor” and from the Dubai Sports Council Ali Umar. The committee reviewed the results of the coordination meetings held in the past between the local working groups and representatives of the International Football Confederation regarding technical aspects, logistics, media and marketing services, accommodation of delegates, flights. , etc., as well as the proposed dates and venues for holding the match draw ceremony, which will be notified later in the coordination. With the International Federation.
Leads a team Spanish Barcelona Its rival Atletico Madrid, tonight at 10pm at the Montjuic Stadium, in a match that will bring them together in the 15th round of the Spanish League competitions.
Barcelona played 14 rounds in the Spanish league this season, with 9 wins, 4 draws and one loss, earning 31 points. Atleti played 14 matches in La Liga, split between 10 wins, one draw and two defeats. 31 in total.
Barcelona enter the match against Atlético Madrid after a disappointing 1–1 draw against Rayo Vallecano in the last round of La Liga, while Atlético Madrid beat Real Mallorca with a clean sheet in the same round.
Barcelona play the summit clash against the Rojiblancos today after beating Porto 2-1 in the fifth round of the group stage to officially qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals. -1 in the same round.
The referee for Barcelona’s summit clash against Atletico Madrid will be Sánchez Martínez, who will assist him in the referee’s room, the Spanish Football Federation’s Referees Committee has announced. VAR Referee Hernandez Hernandez.
Sánchez Martínez’s last game in charge was between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou, and Barca won 1-0 in the 30th round of the 2022-2023 Spanish League last season, in which the Catalan side won the title. .
“Euro 2024” draw: England skips the big ones… and Spain are in “hard iron”
The draw for the finals of the European Football Championship (Euro 2024) in Germany took place on Saturday at the Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall in Hamburg, resulting in home team Germany in a balanced group and second. Very solid. It includes Spain, defending champions Italy and Croatia, France and the Netherlands in a group.
The first group includes Germany, Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland.
The second group includes Spain, Croatia, Italy and Albania.
The third group includes Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia and England.
As for the fourth group, it includes the winner from the first stage of the playoff along with the Netherlands, Austria and France.
The Belgium national team plays in the fifth group, next to the Slovak and Romanian teams and the winner from the second track of the playoff.
Group Six will feature Turkey, the winner from the third playoff track, Portugal and the Czech Republic.
In the opening game, the German national team will take on Scotland on June 14 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
The tournament will feature 24 teams, divided into 6 groups, and their matches will be held at 10 stadiums in 10 different cities.
Germany will host the tournament from June 14 to July 14, 2024, with the opening match at the Allianz Arena in Munich and the final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
This edition of the European Nations Cup is the 17th since it was launched in 1960, and all its editions have been held regularly every 4 years, except for the last edition, which was postponed to 2021 due to “Corona”. pandemic, and the 17th edition is scheduled to take place in 2024, returning the tournament to its normal frequency.
Only the identity of the 21 teams was announced during the ceremony, while the identity of the last 3 teams to qualify for the tournament will be determined by a playoff in March 2024, less than 3 months before the tournament begins.
The German national team competes as the host nation’s representative, while qualifiers held in the past have led to the qualification of 20 teams divided into six groups.
The European Football Union (UEFA) revealed four tiers of qualified teams, with 6 teams in each tier. During the draw, one team from each level is selected to place in one of the six groups in the first round of the tournament.
The declared positions are as follows:
First stage: Germany – Portugal – France – Spain – Belgium – England
Second stage: Hungary – Turkey – Denmark – Albania – Romania – Austria
Fourth stage: Italy – Serbia – Switzerland – three teams qualified through playoffs
The teams were distributed in four stages according to the results of the qualifying rounds, except for the German team, which represented the host country, which was placed in the first stage teams, in addition to the first group.
Each of the three teams expected to qualify are referred to as qualified teams in the playoff tracks (1, 2, and 3), as the first includes teams from Poland, Wales, Finland, and Estonia, while the second includes teams. Israel, Bosnia, Iceland and Ukraine, while the third track consists of Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan and Luxembourg.
Competitions for each track are held in a semi-final and final round format, with one team from each track qualifying and competing directly in the finals.
During the finals, the four teams in each group compete in a single-round league format, and the first and second-placed teams qualify directly for the Round of 16, and the top 4 teams in third place in their groups join the Round of 12. Teams.
The first round of matches (group stage) will be held from June 14 to 26, 2024, followed by the elimination rounds from June 29 to the end of the Round of 16 proceedings on July 2. The quarter finals will be held. The semi-finals will be held on the 5th and 6th of the same month, the semi-finals on the 9th and 10th of the same month and the final on 14 July.
Germany is hosting the continental championship for the second time in its history after hosting the 1988 edition won by the Netherlands.
Germany has previously won the continental title three times in 1972, 1980 and 1996, making it the most successful team on the same level with the Spanish national team who topped the podium in 1964, 2008 and 2012 editions.
Italy and France have won the title twice and once
Marcelo Gallardo of Argentina decided; Al-Ittihad’s technical director today rested the team’s players from training, 48 hours before they face Iran’s Sebahan Isfahan in the final round of the AFC Champions League group stage tomorrow, Monday.
The rest of the players are coming in light of the fact that the Asian tournament is a foregone conclusion as Dean has already decided to qualify for the next round from the fifth round.
But with the Tigers currently leading the pack with 12 points and Sepahan second with 10 points, it is strange that this is not an achievement in deciding the top spot in the group.
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