Hamdan bin Mubarak congratulates winners of FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024

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DUBAI, 25th February, 2024 (WAM)– In a statement following the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA), extended his congratulations to the Brazilian national team on their record-breaking sixth World Cup title.

He lauded the exceptional display of skill and sportsmanship showcased by both Brazil and Italy throughout the tournament, culminating in a thrilling final match. The enthusiastic and engaged crowd, Sheikh Hamdan noted, served as a testament to the event’s success and the growing popularity of beach soccer globally.

Sheikh Hamdan expressed his sincere appreciation to the Supreme Organising Committee, led by Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, for their unwavering dedication and meticulous planning in delivering a world-class event. He emphasised how the Committee’s efforts further cemented the UAE’s position as a leading global hub for football, equipped to successfully host any major tournament.

He also commended FIFA for its collaborative spirit and seamless partnership with local committees, resulting in an event that garnered widespread acclaim for its creativity and innovation. Sheikh Hamdan expressed his gratitude to FIFA President Gianni Infantino for his personal commitment and support for the development of beach soccer worldwide.

Recognising the pivotal role of the Dubai Sports Council, Sheikh Hamdan highlighted their proven track record of organising successful beach soccer events, including the Continental Cup Championship and the World Cup Dubai 2009.

He also acknowledged the invaluable contributions of local institutions and their tireless efforts in ensuring every aspect of the tournament ran smoothly, providing exceptional support to all participating delegations. He emphasized how these efforts contribute to fostering positive international relations and showcasing the UAE’s progress, social harmony, and diverse cultural fabric.

Finally, Sheikh Hamdan acknowledged the remarkable public turnout that added vibrancy and energy to the event, and expressed his profound appreciation for the dedication of the volunteers who played a vital role in ensuring its success.