Friday, July 24, 2009
UAE wants more football
Japan have already lost hosting rights for the FIFA Club World Cup to UAE and may be about to lose the Asian Champions League final to the West Asian nation.
The UAE Football Association (UAE FA) have announced that they want the 2010 decider.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have invited bids for the continental showpiece and with UAE hosting FIFA’s club event, the facilities are already in place.
There is one fly in the ointment however. Earlier this year, UAE league club Sharjah unilaterally withdrew from the continental competition, much to the displeasure of the AFC.
The National reported Abdullah Yousuf, the general secretary of the UAEFA, as saying, “We have not discussed this at an official level yet.”
“We will wait till we receive an official communication from the AFC and then we will see.
“First we will have to sit down with Pro League and discuss it with them. But I think we have all the facilities and we would certainly be interested.”
The deadline to throw hats into the ring is December 6.