DUBAI, 28th November, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai is set to host the inaugural edition of the “Dubai Super Cup 2022” from 8 to 16 December 2022 at the Al Maktoum Stadium of Al-Nasr Club .
Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, the championship reflects Dubai’s status as a preferred venue for hosting major global sporting events.
The Organizing Committee of the “Dubai Super Cup 2022” said it was putting the finishing touches on the event, which is organized by AMH Sports in partnership with the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Al-Nasr Club.
The championship will feature the participation of four elite European football teams.
HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, signed the ‘Dubai Super Cup 2022’ ball and said that hosting international sporting events in Dubai reinforces its growing profile on the global sporting map and its rise as an important destination. for athletes and fans around the world.
Sheikh Mansoor welcomed the four European football teams participating in the championship, which include English football clubs Liverpool and Arsenal; The Italian football club AC Milan and the French football club Olympique Lyonnais.
The participation of international teams in various tournaments held in Dubai throughout the year further enriches the city’s thriving sports scene and offers football fans in the UAE and around the world the chance to see their favorite stars compete, he said.
Mattar Al Tayer, vice-chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, has praised the efforts to organize the inaugural edition of the championship, which will kick off its first match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais on December 8. The second match on December 11 will be Liverpool competing with Olympique Lyonnais. Arsenal will play AC Milan on December 13, while Liverpool and AC Milan will compete on December 16.
Meanwhile, Al-Nasr Club has completed the preparation of the facilities that will host the championship matches and the commissioning of the press center for the media coming from abroad to cover the event. The championship will serve as a preparation for the next competitions of the European Leagues, which will start in the last week of December.
The “Dubai Super Cup 2022” has attracted a lot of interest from football fans around the world, with most of the tickets for the matches sold out. The Organizing Committee has said that they expect all tickets to be sold out before the start of the championship, due to the quality and prominence of the participating teams and players.
Football stars taking part include Egyptian football star and Liverpool player Mohamed Salah; Arsenal footballer Mohamed Elneny; Brazilian star Roberto Firmino, who plays for Liverpool; Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhães; Norway and Arsenal captain Martin Ødegaard; Ismail bin Nasser, Algerian star and AC Milan player; and Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette.
Clubs Liverpool and Arsenal will be the first to arrive in Dubai on 4 December, while delegates from Olympique Lyonnais will arrive the following day, followed by delegates from Club AC Milan on 6 December.