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UAE narrowly escapes with win

The 2-1 win for the UAE over Bahrain could not be decided until the final minutes, with both teams struggling to find any consistent offensive rhythm. The Falcons scored first to start things in the second period, but the Bahraini quickly responded, only to go scoreless until the final minutes,…

Brilliant third period sends Iran to the semi-finals

One minute of staying out of full focus is way more than what Iran needs to knock you down and decide a game. This was on full display today in the match between the Princes of Persia, defending Asian champions, and the UAE. After two fiercely combatted first periods, the Iranian side took…

Uzbekistan comes up big in upset, but UAE is already qualified

The 6-5 win for Uzbekistan over UAE came down to finishing opportunities. The UAE were in the drivers’ seat for much of the match, controlling possession, shots, and rhythm, however Uzbekistan hung around and stayed close until they were able secure a hat-trick from Irismetov and close out the…

DSC Arranges Technical Workshop as Part of Future Goalkeeper Program

​Dubai Sports Council arranged a technical workshop targeting goalkeepers & respective coaches, as part of the “Future Goalkeeper Program”. The Program was organized under supervision of the FIFA’s Expert, Alexander Vencel, and Mr. Khamis Salem, the Program’s Coordinator. The Program…

​​The UAE avoids collapse to earn 3 points

The 7-5 victory for the UAE of Iraq was a perfect start to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2015 – AFC Qualifier Qatar, as on paper it looked like one team would dominate, and it seemed that way at first, before Iraq made a strong push and got back to within striking distance. The Emirati calmed…

DSC Launches Questionnaire to Measure Level of Sports Awareness

​Dubai Sports Council, in collaboration with Dubai Statistics Center, has launched a one–month questionnaire to measure the level of sports awareness & satisfaction of athletes who reside in Dubai.   The questionnaire is the first of its kind in UAE & the entire region that deals…