As part of UAE-wide celebrations during the build-up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Winner’s Trophy Tour is making its final stop in Dubai today. Over the next five days, organisers will give fans in the city the chance to win fabulous prizes, to see the trophy up close and to buy tickets for the largest football tournament to ever be staged in the Emirates. The tour is scheduled to visit The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), from 10-12 October, followed by Dubai Mall from on 14 and 15 October.
“We have met over 6,000 football fans and families through the Trophy Tour during the past couple of weeks across five host cities," HE Mohammed bin Bdoua, Tournament Director said. "The positive feedback we’ve received from the UAE’s football communities has been fantastic and we are now finalising preparations for the opening match of the tournament in just seven days, so the UAE can continue the football celebrations.”
For fans who missed the trophy tour in their city, tickets are available to purchase at Hallmark stores –Marina Mall (Abu Dhabi), Al Jimi Mall (Al Ain), Manar Mall (Ras Al Khaimah), City Centre Mall (Fujairah), Sahara Mall (Sharjah) and The Dubai Mall (Dubai), or online at the FIFA U-17 World Cup section of FIFA.com.
Next week the final 24 qualified nations will begin the tournament in six groups of four, with the top two teams in each group automatically qualifying for the round of 16. The four best third-placed teams from the group stages will also progress to the knock-out stages.
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