Eight teams from Dubai took part in the first round of knockout matches where Jebel Ali Center of Excellence was in the first place followed by Dubai Collage before the first and second winning teams from Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Abu Dhabi take part in the Middle East finals, to be held in Dubai 5 May.
The team crowned the Middle East winner will qualify to represent the region at the Junior Masters World Championships taking place in Poland in May.
Commenting on the Volkswagen Junior Master matches, Thierry Seys, General Manager of Al Nabooda Automobiles in Dubai said, “The Volkswagen Junior Masters tournament, now it is third year in the Middle East, brings together talented players under the age of 13 who enjoy soccer and being part of a team. The first rounds of matches are set to be exciting and competitive, and I wish all teams the best of luck as they aim to proceed to the next stages.”
The Junior Masters is a global initiative by Volkswagen and as the ‘people’s car’, Volkswagen encourages and supports youngsters interested in the ’people’s sport’ of soccer. The championships began in the Middle East in 2010 with 16 teams from Abu Dhabi and Dubai participating. Since this date the competition has grown to include more markets throughout the region, with a total of 50 teams participating in this year’s events.
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