The U13 Dubai International Football Cup returns for its second edition from Thursday February 22 to Saturday 24, bringing young football players from all around the world to Dubai.
Aiming to teach kids the importance of self-care and a healthy lifestyle, the tournament also promotes cultural exchange, supporting kids’ dreams to grow up to become just like their biggest idols.
Last year’s games were hosted by Real Madrid Star Míchel Salgado, who is also the director of Dubai Sports City’s Spanish Soccer School. This year, 20 teams are expected to take part in the tournament, a total of 400 participants representing 14 different countries.
There will be 16 international teams and four local ones, with 1,500 to 3,000 fans expected to attend the tournament throughout its duration. This is in addition to an average of 480 to 680 supporters per team.
Teams will play a minimum of four games each for Gold and Plate Cup Awards. The teams this year include Real Madrid, Liverpool, FC Barcelona, Juventus, Guangzhou FC and more.
The Intercontinental Cup is an international youth football tournament for U13, U12, and U11 Club teams. Known for its high-quality sportsmanship standards, it’s been providing young footballers with unforgettable days of football and fun – on and off the field.
The perfect combination of football and holidays, the tournament includes four days full of matches broadcasted live across the globe to be played by 20 teams representing the finest football clubs in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceana.
The Intercontinental Cup was founded by Spain and Real Madrid Legend Michel Salgado.
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Thu Feb 22 to Sat 24. Dubai Sports City Football Academy, off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, www.interconticup.com (04 448 1555).