Trophy unveiled in the capital
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FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 Tournament Director, Mohammed bin Bdoua, and members of the UAE U-17 team came together to celebrate the launch of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Winner’s Trophy Tour in Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi.

The Winner’s Trophy is set to tour all six tournament host cities for the next four weeks. Football fans and families across the UAE are invited to visit the Trophy Tour to buy match tickets, participate in football challenges and win great prizes.

“This is just the beginning of what will be one of the most unforgettable FIFA U-17 World Cups in the event’s history," Mohammed bin Bdoua said. "The tour is just the start and we’ve still got a series of planned activity around the tournament aimed at fans and families.”

Seeing the Winner’s Trophy for the first time, UAE’s U-17 players – Sultan Al Shamsi and Mohamed Al Akbari - were delighted to be there to launch the Trophy Tour before they travel to Spain for the final training camp. 

“It’s a great feeling to finally see what we will be fighting for at this tournament," said midfielder, Sultan Al Shamsi. "Every match we play is a step closer to this and just seeing this trophy today is like an affirmation that we have an equal chance of winning this tournament."

You can buy your tickets from today until end of Saturday, by visiting the Trophy Tour Marina Mall Abu Dhabi. The Trophy Tour will then move to each host city, where fans and families can buy tickets whilst checking out the trophy. Tickets can also be purchased by logging on to the U-17 FIFA World Cup section of FIFA.com or calling 800 STADIA (800 782342). Single match day tickets are available in two categories: CAT 1 for AED 50 and CAT 2 for AED 10.

Tickets are also available to purchase at Hallmark stores located in each host city – The Dubai Mall (Dubai), Marina Mall (Abu Dhabi), Al Jimi Mall (Al Ain), Manar Mall (Ras Al Khaimah), City Centre Mall (Fujairah) and Sahara Mall (Sharjah).

Trophy Tour Schedule

Host City

Location

Dates

Abu Dhabi

Marina Mall

18 – 21 September

Zayed University

22 September

Al Ain

UAE University

24 September

Al Etihad Football Academy

25 September

Al Ain Mall

27 – 28 September

Ras Al Khaimah

Manar Mall

30 September – 1 October

Fujairah

City Centre Mall

4 – 5 October

Sharjah

Al Majaz Waterfront

6 – 7 October

Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)

10 – 12 October

University in Dubai & IFA Football School

13 October

Dubai Mall

14 – 15 October

Abu Dhabi

Fan Zone (Abu Dhabi Corniche)

17 October – 8 November