The Football Association sets May 16 as the date for the Cup’s final, and the Referees Committee approves it


The Board of Directors of the Emirates Football Association praised the role played by the late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in developing the sports sector in general, and football in particular, through his various initiatives and directives that contributed to the emergence of Emirati football. Prestigious status at the level of national teams and clubs, as well as supporting national elements in various fields.

This came during the regular meeting of the FIFA Board of Directors, which was held, Tuesday, at the Federation headquarters in Dubai, headed by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, and in the presence of the members.

The Federation’s Board of Directors approved the date for the final match of the President’s Cup for the 2020-2021 sports season on May 16, which will bring together the Al-Ahly and Al-Nasr teams.

The formation of the Referees Committee was also approved, headed by Salem Ali Al Shamsi, Board Member (Chairman), and Muhammad Omar Al Shammari (Deputy), and the members: Hamad Al Mazrouei, Abdullah Karam, Yaqoub Al Hammadi, Hamad bin Hanifa, Fatima Al Ameri, and Ibrahim Lamash (as an advisor).

The Council reviewed the projects of the National Teams and Technical Affairs Committee through a comprehensive report presented by Youssef Hussein Al-Sahlawi, Second Vice President of the Federation and Chairman of the Committee, and an explanation of the Spanish coaches who were recently appointed to oversee the Olympic and youth teams, and the programs that will be launched soon for the teams of the age groups, as well as The program was briefed on preparing the national team for the joint qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup finals and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup finals, which the country will host next June, and the guidance on providing all the needs of the national team to ensure the achievement of positive results.


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