UAE-Precor U16 – Playing Under the UAE Name at the 2011 Gothia Youth Football World Cup

Under UAE-Precor U16 – Only Team Playing Under the UAE Name at the 2011 Gothia Youth Football World Cup in Sweden

Online PR News – 28-April-2011 – – Dubai – The Precor Football Team for Under 16 (U16) age group will be the only team playing under the United Arab Emirates (UAE) name at the forthcoming 37th Gothia Youth Football World Cup, to be held in Gothenburg Sweden from July 17th – 23rd, 2011. The Gothia Cup, which was held for the first time in 1975, is meant to be a meeting place for youth from all over the world, with football being the common denominator. The annual event is not only the biggest, but also the most well known youth football tournament in the world.

The Precor U16 is a team of 22 Players of under 16 years age, of 10 different nationalities. Coached and managed by Derek Burke, the man who saw talent and passion in these boys, supports the team in all their achievements. The most recent victory for the Precor U16 group is winning the ‘(U16) TTD International Super Cup’, in a five-day tournament conducted at the ‘Dubai Sevens Stadium’ football pitches.

Elaborating on the team, Tarek Khalifa, Assistant Coach said: “The team possesses an average of 10 years of dedication for the game. They have won every available junior league in the UAE and Gulf over the past five years – The 2011 Inter Gulf Academy league for U16 age groups; The 2011 Inter Gulf Academy league for U18 age groups and the 2011 Dubai Sevens U16 Tournament are among others. The team has also competed in the Dubai Adult league, which is the first time in the history of this competition to have an U16 team competing with adult teams professionally, and Precor is currently in the third position.”

The Gothia Cup has over 70 countries participating and will witness over 55,000 spectators at the opening ceremony and the finals attract close to 26,000 spectators. In 2009, the Precor U16 group entered the Gothenburg Cup, Sweden and was the first team from Dubai. The team came fifth competing against 186 very strong international teams in the same age group.