Baghdad, The President of the UAE Football Association, Rashid bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi, said that the return of the Gulf Cup to Iraq confirms the stance of the Gulf countries with it, and their support for its return to the world map.
He pointed out that holding the Gulf 25 will help in lifting the ban on Iraq, stressing the necessity of distributing Gulf sports activities to all member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Al-Nuaimi added, in press statements, on the sidelines of his attendance at the Inaguration ceremony of “Gulf 25” this evening, that the Gulf countries will spare no effort to support Iraq to host any future sporting event.
Regarding the Emirati team participating in the “Gulf 25”, he said: “We have seen a great development in the level of the team, and the evidence is that we have reached a very advanced stage in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar 2022.”
He added, “Our team and our youth possess high technical capabilities, and I advise them to adhere to the directives of the technical management and coach, to provide the best technical level and compete for the Gulf title.”
He continued, “The technical level of the UAE league is high, and we have a great history in the Gulf championship, and we will present a better level than what we presented in the recent World Cup qualifiers.”
He pointed out: “The fans of the Emirates are faithful, and our promises are always to support their team.. Their presence and support is important, and every beautiful word or remark affects the player’s psyche, and we hope that their support will be positive for our players.”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency