du Football Champions’ national semifinalists determined at Northern Emirates

Inspiratus

Monday 04 February 2019

Sharjah, UAE, 4 Feb 2019 – The Northern Emirates leg of the du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, announced the teams from the region qualifying for the National Semi Finals of the UAE Schools and Streets Cup.

 

One of the fiercest football battles between the Sharjah School Boys U16 Trifecta – Al Zuhour Private School, Al Maarifa International Private School and Al Kamal American International School played out on the pitches Alas only 2 will qualify for the UAE Semis in March in each of the categories.

 

As expected given their performance in the group stage, Rashid Bin Saeed secured their place in Dubai March 9 by beating International School of Creative Science and Al Zuhour. Joining them will be the boys from Al Maarifa who eliminated Sharjah American International School and Al Kamal International Private school.

 

Intense action marked the day for the Schools Cup Boys U14 too that saw usual suspects Al Zuhour and Al Maarifa both qualify.

 

But the true underdogs are Fareeq Al Marhoum Ahmed named in memory of a beloved team member. The team takes their place in the semifinals after a high stakes penalty shoot-out against Al Maarifa ending in a 7-6 win.

 

“Our scouts were treated to the finest youth football this weekend, la crème de la crème,” said David Iglesias, Former Real Madrid Youth Coach and Head LaLiga Scout. “We were here to observe some of the players we noted in previous weeks, but also to catch any fresh talent. We are certain we will invite some terrific players to our HPC team from this region,” he added.

 

Meanwhile, players can continue to show their skills on du Talents, the Middle East’s first digital scouting platform where they can build their online profile and take fun challenges winning prizes and the chance to be scouted. 

 

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For a full list of qualifying teams from the Northern Emirates:

CATEGORY

POSITION

EMIRATE

TEAM NAME

Boys U12 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

National Charity School Sharjah

Boys U12 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Al Zuhour Private

Boys U18 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Grinta

Boys U18 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Fareeq Al Marhoum Ahmed

Schools Cup Boys U14 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Al Maarifa Int’l Private School

Schools Cup Boys U14 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Al Zuhour Private School

Schools Cup Boys U16 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Rashid Bin Saeed

Schools Cup Boys U16 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Al Maarifa International

Streets Cup Boys U14 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Stallions FC LLC

Streets Cup Boys U14 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Stallions Team B

Streets Cup Boys U16 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

STALLIONS FC SHJ 

Streets Cup Boys U16 Knockout

SEMIFINALIST

NE

Uprising 

 

 

About du Football Champions

 

du Football Champions is a nationwide initiative featuring the UAE’s official Schools Cup and Streets Cup and is the only international youth football scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga. Conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Dubai Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Sharjah Sports Council, du Football Champions aims to achieve sustainable human development through the discovery of promising talents, who will raise the bar on sports excellence at local and national levels as they aim to become the next generation of professional male and female footballers.

 

Played to world-class standards, the Cups are conducted at a national level and played in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The Championship is open to boys and girls aged 10-17 and will pave the way for youth to cultivate their sporting talents and aptitudes by enabling them to participate either through their school or together with their friends.

 

To register your school or for sponsorship opportunities visit: www.dufc.ae

 

Full games results are posted on www.dufc.ae

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