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Under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai (UAE) and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Dubai Sports Council, the AMH Sports has announced the establishment and launch of a major football tournament, the ‘Dubai Super Cup 2022’, which will be organized in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council.

‘ZAWYA’ stated that the Dubai Sports Council also announced that the Cup title – ‘Dubai Super Cup’ – has been awarded to AMH Sports, an organization in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is passionate about sports and everything football in particular. The tournament is poised to enhance the sports tourism sector and pave the way for launching more international sporting tournaments. The Dubai Super Cup 2022 tournament matches will be held at the Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai – the home pitch of the UAE Pro League team – the Al-Nasr Sports Club – between December 8th and December 16th, 2022.

Dubai Design District, Dubai-based the Dubai Sports Council is the official sports governing body of the Government of Dubai. It is the lead entity tasked with developing a holistic sports culture for the Emirate.

The 15,058-capacity Al-Maktoum Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Al-Nasr SC. The facility was upgraded for the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.

‘ZAWYA’ further stated that during the official presser of the tournament held recently, the organizers revealed the names of the international football clubs participating in the maiden tournament. These include six-time European Champions League winners the Premier League club Liverpool F.C., 14-time Football Association (FA) Cup winners the Premier League club Arsenal F.C. (both from UK), seven-time European Champions Leagues winners Serie A team A.C. Milan (Italy), and finally, the Ligue 1 team Olympique Lyonnais (France) who are eight-time winners of the French Cup.

As football fever grips the world, these matches are set to be held on December 8th, 11th, 13th, and 16th, 2022, the off days of the World Cup which is currently underway in Qatar, and they are officially sanctioned matches by FIFA, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and the Asian Football Federation. The tournament will witness adrenaline-packed action and use the break as a Winter training camp in preparation for the season’s completion as the World Cup concludes on December 18th.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ is an international association football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of FIFA’s member-associations, and the 22nd FIFA World Cup™. The event kicked off in Qatar on November 20th and will conclude on December 18th, 2022. This is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world, and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.

While football fans everywhere are heading to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, the ‘Dubai Super Cup’ is slated to attract a large number of fans and media attention, as it brings together popular teams catering to a wide audience and a distinctive style of play. This groundbreaking event will boost Dubai’s position as a leading sports destination in the world as well as contribute towards the Emirate’s tourism and economy, and this inaugural edition of the tournament will form the cornerstone of an annual series that will host the best teams and talent from all over the world for years to come.

Marking the occasion, His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council, said, “We are pleased to host this event, which is honored by the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of our Executive Council, and we hope that it will be a mainstay in the Winter sports scene. It contributes to consolidating Dubai’s position as a globally preferred destination for major teams during the Winter period for training, competitive matches and preparations for the remainder of the season and European tournaments.”

His Excellency Marwan bin Ghalita, Chairman of Al-Nasr Sports Club, added, “We are proud that the matches of this tournament will be held at the Al Maktoum Stadium, home of the Al-Nasr Club, an architectural and sports masterpiece well-qualified to host matches of this magnitude for popular teams and large audiences. The stadium has previously hosted international matches in the Asia Cup 2019 and World Cup Qualifiers. Fans of the game will relish the reception from the qualified cadres hosting such sporting events, bringing joy to the audiences and thus benefiting the participating teams.”

For his part, Ahmed Khoory, Chairman of AMH Sports, maintained, “The patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum strengthens our determination to make this tournament exceptional for all. Hosting popular clubs in this league is an excellent addition to any City’s credentials and this is a great opportunity for fans of these clubs, both within and outside the UAE to enjoy amazing experiences on and off the field.”

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