Tue 08-02-2022 22:55 PM
ABU DHABI, 8th February, 2022 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received FIFA President Gianni Infantino at Qasr Al Bahr today. He was accompanied by Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, President of Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the UAE Football Association (UAEFA).
His Highness welcomed the guests and exchanged conversations with them on a number of sports issues, expressing his wishes of success for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 and for the participating teams in achieving their goals in the tournament.
For their part, the presidents of FIFA and AFC expressed their thanks and appreciation for the UAE’s hosting of the FIFA Club World Cup, stressing that the UAE is one of the most important sports capitals in the world after its success in hosting many events and championships due to its organizational capabilities, extensive experience in managing global events and world-class sports infrastructure.
The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO).
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