DUBAI, June 7 (KUNA) -- It was announced here on Thursday that the emirate
of Dubai is to host the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup championship for
five straight years starting from 2012 and until 2017, in which is considered
as a new organizational sporting gain for the emirate.
The announcement came during a press conference that was held here in
presence of Mattar Al-Tayer, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Joan
Cusco, FIFA Beach Soccer CEO and FIFA Board Member, and elite of UAE sporting
leaderships and media representatives.
On his part, Al-Tayer said, in a speech, that his country is very proud of
linking this important championship to Dubai for the next five years that the
UAE audience would enjoy watching elite of world teams and intercontinental
champions, in which UAE team is among, compete for the championship title.
He added that the Dubai Sports Council is proud of Dubai's attaining the
title of the 2011 best sporting city in the Middle East, in accordance with
Sport Business ranking, pointing out that the council continue working under
the framework of a studied strategic plan for development of sporting sector
in Dubai. (end)
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