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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Fifa U-17 World Cup starts inUAE today

Shaikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture,
Youth and Community Development, Chairman for the General Authority of Youth and
Sports had said that the tournament is a celebration of future stars.
As a ball will be kicked in anger, over the next three weeks, 504 young guns will be hoping
to show the world that they are the future.
The Fifa Under-17 World Cup kicks-off at
the
Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on
Thursday. After the Opening Ceremony is done, it
will be the perfect opportunity for the next
generation of UAE football to give a glimpse that
they are following in the footsteps of their more
illustrious seniors.
Meanwhile, in the opening fixture of the competition and of the night, heavyweights Brazil
will be looking to lay the platform for a fourth title when they meet debutants Slovakia.
Slovakia are playing as an independent nation for the first time.
Brazil’s Gabriel will be the one to watch. The striker signed a contract with one of Brazil’s
top clubs Santos, last month.
KICK-OFFS (Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi):
Brazil vs Slovakia, 5 p.m
UAE vs Honduras, 8 p.m

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