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    Zayed Cup

    hello i just heard that inter youth team will come to united arab emirates to play in a youth championship called (zayed cup) . it is the 6th time al wehda club arrange this championship .. i stell remamber the first BBILAN won it and coco score goal in the final (i think it was 1996 or 97 not sure )

    i will give u more information when i got it

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    Zayed Cup int'l soccer draws good response
    A Total of 18 teams including teams from some of the world's top clubs will be taking part in the Al Wahda Club's youth football international tournament now renamed as the Zayed Cup to be held at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi from March 27 to April 5.

    Details of the Zayed Cup (Under-18 and Under-16) as well as the names of the main sponsors were announced by Rashid Al Zaabi, executive office member of Al Wahda Sports and Culture at a press conference held at the Club on Tuesday.

    The press briefing was also attended by Saeed Mubarak, secretary general of the club and the sponsor's representatives.

    The 10-day soccer tournament will be sponsored by Emirates Media, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, First Gulf Bank, Etisalat, Dolphin, Al Dar Properties, Adnoc, Bin Hamoodah and Nokia.

    Zaabi said the tournament is very important for the UAE and the importance is underscored by the fact it carries the name of late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and urged all those who are involved in hosting the tournament to redouble their efforts to make it a great success as a mark of respect for the late Sheikh Zayed. "This is the least we can do to keep his name with us," he said.

    Zaabi also said there was a prompt response from the sponsors which were contacted by the club and added that the companies which were approached were known for their commitment to the UAE society, in addition to their obvious economic role in the society. He also said the championship is gaining international media attention as it features some of the top teams from South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

    Zaabi expressed his gratitude to all the establishments which have sponsored the Zayed Cup. He said since there are nine teams in each age group, the teams have been divided into two groups with four teams in Group A and five teams in Group B.

    The teams who have entered in the Under-18 (Group A) are Al Wahda (UAE), Feyenoord (Holland), Inter Milano (Italy), Boca Juniors (Argentina) Group (B) Al Jazira (UAE), UAE National Youth Team, Cagliari (Italy), RCD Espanyol (Spain) and Fluminense (Brazil).

    The participating teams in the Under-16 are (Group A) Al Wahda (UAE), Al Ahly (Egypt), Sevilla (Spain), Sao Paula (Brazil), (Group (B) Al Jazira (UAE), UAE National Junior Team, Al Itihad (Saudi Arabia), Al Raja (Morocco) and Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa).

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    Will you be going as a spectator?

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    i wish i can but i dont think so it is 2 hours (by car) far and i work from 9am to 9 pm sometimes but i will try my best to see the guys there

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    inter lost the first match against boca 3-1


    and won against Feyenoord 2-1 .... i didnt saw it but i heard they did well

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    It frustrates the hell out me they donīt show middle easter NT matches on TV. I canīt see Iraq whatsoever which is kinda odd. They should show Iraq all the time in a year or something instead. And then stop if they wanted to.

    About asian teams I would like to say itīs fun to follow them into a solo. But they sorta frustrate me when they play on TV so I tend to switch channels.

    I have aspirations one day they take it more seriously when theyīre playing. Then they could become great soccer nations. On the flipside that would take the edge of the entire asian culture. However I expect them to be more serious on the pitch than they are now.

    Same goes for USA NT. It frustrates me to watch but I hope they become better in time. USA has great possiblities to become a great soccer nation if they didnīt still care enough about basketball, etc.

    So they would increase their interest in soccer. That would be fantastic but it wonīt happen the next 50 years it seems anyway.

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    The idea of this competition is actually great...I wish we had it here ,we could see the up and comig talents fro all over the world plus we would have our youngsters measure themselves against the best and gain from them...

    Well done to the people behind Zayed Cup
    Ziyad Of Boston

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