Thursday, July 8, 2021 – 8:00 PM
Zurich, July 8 / WAM / The draw for the Beach Soccer World Cup finals, which will be hosted by Russia from August 19 to 29, with the participation of 16 teams, took place this evening.
The draw resulted in our national team being placed in Group B along with Mozambique, Spain and Tahiti, while Group A included Russia, USA, Paraguay and Japan, and Group C included Belarus, El Salvador, Switzerland, Brazil, Group D Portugal, Oman, Senegal and Uruguay.
Our team will start its campaign against Tahiti on August 19, in the second match it will meet with Mozambique on August 21 and play its third match against Spain on August 23.
According to the tournament system, the first and second place winners from each of the four groups qualify for the quarter-finals scheduled for August 26, while the semi-final matches will be played on August 28, while the final match and the match for third and fourth places will be played on the 29th of the same month.
Ali Hamad Al-Badwawi, member of the Board of Directors of the Football Association and Chairman of the Beach Football Committee, confirmed that the draw resulted in strong confrontations between the teams participating in the four groups, stressing his great confidence in the players of the team and their ability to provide a distinguished technical level and continue to achieve new sports achievements for the UAE beach football during the upcoming participation. in the World Cup.
Al-Badwawi pointed to the great interest and support provided by the Board of Directors of the Football Association, headed by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi, and his keenness to prepare the team in an excellent manner through internal camps and friendly matches, in addition to the Football Association’s launch of the Beach Soccer League championship last April, which greatly contributed to the Providing him with distinguished elements that were involved and tested during the international friendly tournament organized by the Football Association last June, with the participation of the Oman and Senegal national teams.
He explained that the national team is continuing its preparations in its current internal camp in Dubai, in preparation for traveling and participating in the friendly Ukraine Cup, which will be held in Kiev from July 21 to 23, with the participation of the teams of Ukraine, Oman and Turkey.
WAM/ Ahmed Jamal/ Islama Al Hussein
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