Emirates Football .. becomes bright at the age of 51
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Over the past decades, the UAE has achieved many successes in football, thanks to the great interest in the sport in the country by the wise leadership and government of the UAE, which has led to the achievement of many titles, either at team or club level, along with many achievements at the technical, administrative and organizational level.
Among the most outstanding successes of our first national team is reaching the finals of the World Championship in Italy in 1990, and winning silver and bronze medals at the Cup of Asian Nations in 1996 and 2015.
And winning the Gulf Cup title twice in the 18th and 21st Gulf, with the Olympic team qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics for the first time in their history, while Al Ain Club crowned the AFC Champions League title in 2003 one is one of the eternal moments in the memory of Emirati football, in addition to winning second place twice in 2005 and 2016. With Al-Ahly Youth in 2015.
The Emirati whistler has shone in World Cup tournaments from 1994 to the current edition of the World Cup in Qatar’s capital, Doha, where international referee Ali Bujasim inaugurated the Emirati whistler’s career at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups, international assistant Issa Darwish in the WC final in 2006, and international assistant Saleh Al-Marzouqi in the WC final in 2010, for the Emirati whistle to return in the latest version of the WC final in Russia in 2018, after the participation of the crew from the Emirates, which led by Mohammed Abdullah Hassan.
Both Muhammad Ahmed Youssef and Hassan Al-Mahri, before regaining confidence with the selection of the International Football Association “FIFA” to select the Emirates whistler at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, through an arbitration panel, led by international referee Muhammad Abdullah and two assistant referees Muhammad Al-Hammadi and Hassan Al-Mahri, who have managed two matches at the World Cup so far, namely the match between Spain and Costa Rica and the clash that brought together the national teams of Serbia and Cameroon.
The Football Association was established in the country in 1971 and is the first sports association established in the Emirates, as the association was established on December 2 of the same year. and programs that will develop Emirati football and raise it to the highest level in various continental and international forums.
Emirates Football has achieved many achievements and titles in various national teams, during his career, including the youth team that won the West Asian Championship title in Nepal in 1982 on equal footing with the national team of Iraq.
The youth team won the Gulf Championship in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013 and qualified for the 2009 World Cup in Nigeria. The youth team also won the 2008 Asian Youth Championship and qualified for the 2009 World Cup Olympic Team In 2010, she won the title of champion of the Gulf, along with winning a silver medal at the Games. Asia in 2010 and bronze in 2018.
The women’s national team won the title of champion of West Asia in 2010 and 2011, and the national team in beach soccer participated in 7 editions of the World Championship in which the strongest teams from different continents participated.
Emirates clubs have a rich golden record in their overseas participation, most notably Al Ain’s crowning of the Asian Championship and Al Zaeem’s crowning of the Gulf Clubs Championship in 2001.
Former club Al-Shabab won the Gulf Club Championship 3 times in 1992, 2011 and 2015, Al-Jazira Club won the Gulf Club Championship in 2007, Al-Wasl Club won the Gulf Club Championship 2009, and Bani Yas club won the Gulf Clubs Championship title in 2013, while Al-Nasr Club managed to accept the Gulf title at the club level in 2014.
The World Club Championship is one of the tournaments in which many Emirati clubs participated, and which the country hosted 5 times in the capital, Abu Dhabi.
The tournament witnessed the participation of Al-Ahly youth in the 2009 World Cup, Al-Wehda Club participated in the 2010 edition and Al-Jazira Club participated twice, the first time in the 2017 Club World Cup, winning the tournament fourth place. .
And he made a notable appearance against the Spanish Real Madrid when they lost against the European champions with a difficult 2-1, despite Al-Jazira’s move with a free goal in the first half, and that match is considered one of the matches, which will remain engraved in the memory of the sports street, and Al-Jazira returned to participate in the last version of the tournament. The tournament «World Cup 2022. Abu Dhabi».
The UAE has proven its leadership and prominence by hosting many football events and activities, including the Arab Gulf Cup for national teams in 1982, 1994 and 2007, 1985, 1992 and 2012 AFC Youth Championship, 1990 AFC Junior Championship , 1996 and 2019 AFC Championship, 2003 FIFA World Youth Cup and 2019 FIFA World Cup Final 2013 World Youth Cup
2010 and 2011 West Asian Women’s Championship, 2012 Asian Futsal Cup Final, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018 and 2022 FIFA Club World Cup, 2006 Beach Soccer Confederations Cup and 2006 AFC Awards Ceremony and The 2016 Dubai International Sports Conference is one of the major international events that Dubai hosts each year, during which international soccer stars are honored at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards ceremony, which is one of the biggest awards in the world.
Many Emirati players have achieved international titles and achievements at individual level, most famously Ismail Matar who won the best player award at the 2003 World Youth Cup, Ahmed Khalil won the best young player award in Asia in 2008, and the same player won the Best Asian Player Award in 2015 and Omar Abdul Rahman was crowned the Best Asian Player Award in 2016, and Ali Mabkhout, the Best Scorer Award in the 2015 Asian Nations Cup and the Best Scorer Award at the International Level in 2019.
Among the most important events awaiting our first national team are the Gulf Cup, which will be held next January in Basra, the 2023 Asian Cup of Nations and the 2023 West Asian Cup.
The placement of the first national team at the 1990 World Cup in Italy is considered one of the most beautiful moments in the history of Emirati football, after the qualification in Singapore, where October 28, 1989 is considered an immortal day, the official placement at the World Cup in Italy, after 1-1 with South Korea of the legendary player Adnan Al-Taliani, and the team scored two goals at the World Cup, the first was scored by Khaled Ismail against West Germany, and the second goal was scored by Ali Thani against Yugoslavia.
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