World soccer stars and decision-makers have concluded their participation in the Dubai International Sports Conference and the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, which is organized annually by the Dubai Sports Council under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council. The year slogan is “Football at the top”.
The football celebration coincided with the first of its kind in the world, which is held in a direct presence of the speakers and honored people since the Covid 19 pandemic.
With the national campaign launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “May God protect him”, which bears the name of the most beautiful winter in the world, aims to introduce the splendor of winter in the UAE and encourage domestic tourism as well as attract tourists from different countries the world.
His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, and His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice President of the Dubai Sports Council, to those working in the organization of the Dubai International Sports Conference and the Dubai Globe Soccer Award for the success of the event and the winning The challenge is to organize the first international sports conference and awards ceremony with direct attendance and the participation of the President of the International Federation of Football Association “FIFA” and the top football stars who came from different countries of the world to speak at the conference and attend the awards ceremony, whether from the honorees or other stars in various sports.
He said, “His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, directed the organization of the conference and the ceremony at this time and in the manner of direct attendance, confirmation of the leadership of the UAE in achieving achievements and providing a model for the world in facing challenges and the happiness of community members. His Highness provided all means of success for the first event of Its type since the emergence of the Covid 19 pandemic.
He added that His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Council, led the Council’s efforts to organize the event in an optimal way, which confirms the position and leadership of Dubai and translates the directives and support of the wise leadership to return to life in all fields, including the sports sector .. indicating that the conference achieved the desired success and gathered the biggest stars and the most important decision makers On one platform In a scene that did not happen even before the Covid 19 pandemic in terms of the quality of the players participating and their presence together on one platform.
The Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council expressed his great pleasure in witnessing the great and many positive reactions from the participants, whether they were speakers and honored, or from the attendees, some of whom came from outside the country to spend the New Year’s holiday in Dubai and attend the conference and ceremony activities.
Among the attendees of the conference were former football stars, including the Welshman Ian Rush, the former Liverpool star who came specially to attend the event, the Dutch Seedorf, the Frenchman Michael Silvestre, the former Italian goalkeeper Walter Zinga as well as the famous British boxer Amir Khan and many other sports stars who expressed their happiness to be in Dubai. And enjoying attending the event and meeting the rest of the players, as goalkeeper Casillas and the guests stressed that hosting the event at this particular time and in the manner of direct attendance and next to Burj Khalifa confirms that Dubai has succeeded in providing a model to the world in how life can return to normal in the UAE with a commitment to apply precautionary measures.
In his speech at the opening of the conference, FIFA President Gianni Infantino revealed the US $ 1.5 billion COVID-19 relief plan prepared by FIFA to support the game in the 211 member federations and the federations of six continents and to help mitigate the financial impact of the pandemic. On these institutions.
Infantino suggested that everyone should invest this time to reflect and plan for the future of global football to keep the football beacon always lit and to be prepared when we can resume work again, stressing that football represents hope to get out of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said, “It is a pleasure to be in Dubai tonight with you in this wonderful place and I am proud to attend the Dubai International Sports Conference organized by the Dubai Sports Council. I have attended this conference several times but I think the event is of a special nature this year as it reveals the fact that we are here.” United and our reunification represents a positive step at the beginning of the right path to returning the world to normal life and that is why it is very important for us to be here. “
Gianni Infantino added, “I would like to thank you all for being here. It was a difficult year. It is a year that we will remember because of the epidemic because everything has stopped and football has stopped with it as well and because we realized that there is something more important than football, which is health. We did not realize that many people depend on us.” Our families, our friends and our neighbors even saw that a small virus confused the entire world. We all have to wear masks now and we have to keep a social distance and thank all those who are fighting as volunteers, nurses and doctors in order to preserve and save our lives. We have thought of those who suffered in this particular year. “
“In this year and next year, football can give a new message, which is a message of unity, solidarity and hope. These are not just words because we all need once again to believe that the world returns to normal, especially after the separation and after the closure, and we can hope again, and football gives Hope, of course, today we are playing in empty stadiums, but millions are watching us. “
“We need protection, and this is the first priority, and we need to protect the players and football legends. We need to protect the game and the competition system,” he added.
Burj Khalifa celebrated the Dubai International Sports Conference and the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards ceremony by displaying the Dubai Sports Council logo and the award and pictures of a number of winners in the award categories on its front façade, which represents the largest display screen in the world. Different regions of Dubai watch this footage and enjoy snapshots of the event, which was broadcasted on TV channels in most countries of the world.
During the conference, two films were presented about the departure of the myths of world football, Diego Maradona and Paolo Rossi. The first film included the most beautiful shots of the late Diego Mardona, the star and scorer of the 1986 World Cup and the honorary ambassador for sports in Dubai .. While the second film dealt with the most beautiful shots of the late Russian star, goal scorer and World Cup champion. For the year 1982, it was a tribute to the generosity of the two late stars for their wealth in world football.