(MENAFN – Emirates News Agency (WAM))
LONDON, 1st June, 2022 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) has announced a strategic partnership agreement with the Argentine Football Association (AFA), in support of Abu Dhabi’s plans to strengthen its partnerships with international sports institutions and organizations .
The partnership agreement is part of the Council’s ongoing plans to attract major international sporting events and host Argentine football’s historic events in Abu Dhabi, especially after the great public successes it has achieved. .
In a statement, the ADSC said a long-term agreement has been cemented with the AFA after months of working together. Abu Dhabi will host the Argentina national team’s preparation camp for the 2022 World Cup, which will include friendly matches in November.
As part of Argentina’s collaboration with the United Arab Emirates, the SuperCopa Argentina final will be played for four consecutive years in Abu Dhabi, starting in January 2023, until 2026. The AFA will become the first federation from Latin America to export a top sporting event with global impact to the Middle East region.
Speaking on this occasion, Claudio Tapia, President of the AFA, said: “We are very pleased to announce this strategic and historic agreement for our institution. In the expansion strategy of our football, being able to transfer the Supercup from Argentina to a destination like Abu Dhabi is very significant. This agreement will give greater global exposure and visibility to our competition and create new business opportunities for the clubs and for our association. We welcome the Sports Council of Abu Dhabi as a new AFA business partner. We share the same passion for football and we will work together to leave a strong mark in Abu Dhabi.
For his part, Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of the ADSC, said: “We are very satisfied with the strategic partnership with the AFA. It is one of our main priorities to strengthen our already friendly and strong partnership with international sports federations and institutions to create major sporting events that help to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s leadership on the world sports scene and to host elite teams.
He added: “The Argentina national team has been one of the most popular teams of the last 30 years, having produced legends like Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi. This is an opportunity for all fans in the Middle Orient to get closer to their preparation and support them on their way to the World Cup.The Argentina national team is one of the main contenders for the title for the World Cup.
“We invite all Argentinian fans to come and enjoy their stay in Abu Dhabi as well as the whole of the United Arab Emirates, which will welcome all to live and enjoy a peaceful and tolerant community,” Al Awani said in conclusion.
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