Emirates News Agency – The Emirates football retreat begins with the participation of a number of ministers and sports decision-makers in the world

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Rashid bin Humaid: Our eyes are always on the national teams, and our goal is to climb to the podiums.

Khaldoun Al-Mubarak: You can develop a long strategy for development that guarantees sustainability and does not depend on government support.

Salman bin Ibrahim: Asian football is constantly developing and the UAE is a successful partner with the continental union.

– Infantino: The UAE has all the ingredients for development, and my participation in its initiatives is a duty imposed by responsibility.

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Dubai, July 12 / WAM / Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the Emirates Football Association, thanked the rational leadership in the country for its great support for sport in general, and football in particular by building the best sports facilities, organizing and hosting major continental and international events And the Gulf, and support sports cadres to develop its efficiency and take over international positions.

He pointed out that the Board of Directors of the Football Association is gratefully looking at the support provided by His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Honorary President of the Federation and the primary reference in all initiatives, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Affairs The presidency is the owner of the local and international sporting achievements that caught all the attention and which everyone considers a role model in the unique sport management and distinguished investment in the field of football.

This came in Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s inaugural speech today for the Emirates ball retreat, which was launched in the presence of a group of senior officials in the country and the world, including His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Community Protection, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports, His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and His Excellency Jamila Bint Salem Musabeh Al-Muhairi, Minister of State for General Education Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, His Excellency Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Board of the “Citigroup” Football Group around the world, His Excellency Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, Chairman of the Police Leadership Council at the Ministry of Interior , His Excellency Sheikh Salman Ibn Ibrahim, President of the Asian Football Confederation, and the Swiss, Gianni Infantino, President of the International Federation of Football, and a selection of heads and officials of various sectors of the country, clubs, bodies and sports councils.

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi said in his speech: “All the previous Football Association Board of Directors made great efforts to bring in the best experiences to lead the national teams, and helped the Emirati cadres in the emergence and reach a prominent position on the continental and global levels in the areas of arbitration and management, and made a good way With him in development, and today we will do everything we can to continue the march, and make every effort to meet the aspirations of the sports street in the country. ”

He added: “Our eyes are all on the national teams looking for more achievements for them, and our goal is the rise of coronation platforms, and we are confident of the presence of talents that deserve support, and looking for the appropriate environment to invest their talents, and the formation of strong teams, there is no doubt that every idea that comes out of that retreat will be a seed We nurture it until it turns into a fruit, which delights all football fans and realizes their aspirations, at the same time as we seek to build solid bridges in cooperation with sports councils, clubs, all state institutions, companies in the public and private sectors and the masses that we consider to be the fruit of football.

He continued: “The retreat of Emirates football will remain open because we will establish a permanent center to receive ideas and proposals to collect and discuss them in the Football Association and benefit in formulating them for decisions that contribute to achieving the continuous development of sustainable success. I cannot fail here to thank everyone who attended, officials in all sectors, and I I look forward to their opinions and contributions that we will record in the outcomes of being alone and transforming them into working mechanisms that will guide our development of the future strategy of the Union. ”

In the same context, His Excellency Khaldoun Al Mubarak, Chairman of Citigroup Football Association, spoke around the world, stressing that the UAE can put in place a long-term development strategy that guarantees the achievement of sustainability, and does not depend on government support, referring to the experience of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs with the “Citigroup” football, which has proven that investment in sports can achieve significant returns.

His Excellency Al-Mubarak pointed out that His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan had a clear view from the beginning that football is not just a sport, but an investment, management and economy, and accordingly the English League was chosen as the best professional sports work system in the world, and the best starting point To invest in football, noting that the journey of construction, investment and development started in 2008, but it will continue with the same momentum because it believes in the sustainability of excellence. ”

For his part, His Excellency Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim, President of the Asian Football Confederation, clarified that the successive initiatives of the Emirates Federation reflect the sincerity of the direction of the Federation’s Board of Directors headed by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi and his insistence on success, and that he was happy to be in that retreat that aims to set the road map towards achieving a comprehensive renaissance of the largest A popular game in the UAE and the world, and that the most important reasons for success in the AFC during the last seven years are technical, administrative and financial stability, teamwork and cooperation with the national federations, and that the UAE has come a long way in professionalism over the past 12 years, and provided a distinct experience, and was and still is a partner Acting with the Asian Football Confederation, and it has all the ingredients for development and achievement. ”

He said: “Our goal in the Asian Confederation is to compete with Europe. We are coming, maybe we are going slowly sometimes, but we are coming and developing permanently, and adjusting our tracks, and the whole world is monitoring our movement. At the level of arbitration, the rulers of Asia occupy a prominent position on the international level, and at the academies level, a lot has been launched. Of the countries dependent on the latest methods of development, and we believe that we can, and we succeeded in raising the number of countries participating in the Asian Championship from 16 to 24 teams successfully in 2019 during the tournament hosted by the UAE and was a turning point we will build on in the future.

The retreat of Emirates football started this afternoon by playing the National Peace, and included a speech by Mohammed Abdullah Hazam Al-Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Emirates Football Association, highlighting the goals of that retreat, and the questionnaire that I launched to collect opinions from all those interested in translating the directives of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi to invite everyone to participate In shaping the future.

The retreat also included a recorded word from Gianni Infantino, President of the International Federation of Football, in which he confirmed that he is keen to participate in the initiatives of the Emirates Federation, because he is convinced that it pays to map the future in a distinctive way, and to present the new on the level of exchanging experiences and investing experiences, indicating that the great title set It is “the future of football” that everyone needs to contribute to, in his opinion and effort, especially after the recent successful conference organized by the Emirates on “Football after Corona”.

“I follow football in the Emirates, and I know that it is developing, and I believe that it has all the capabilities to excel, and because football is among its value calling for everyone to unite, so I stand with the Emirates Federation today, and I confirm that the International Federation welcomes cooperation with you in your endeavors towards development. And my participation in your initiatives is a duty imposed by the responsibility, because the mission of the International Football Association is to support everyone, during this period in particular, and we have already supported all national federations in the world in order to support the return of the game after stopping, and we have provided great support to most of the unions in need in the world, and luckily The wheel is spinning again, and the fans are preparing to return to the stands and enjoy the game that helps them.

The retreat also included interventions from many leaders in various sports sectors that are related to the sports sector.

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