Emirates Dubai Football 7s blows the Whistle
11/03/10Dubai – 11 March 2010
At the stroke of 1pm local time the first ever match of the first ever Emirates Dubai Football Sevens kicked off with a 2-0 victory for Al Futtaim Carillon over Diversely Dynamic in the Social Men’s Open Corporate competition.
End to end football it was although at a more sedate pace than their Rugby 7s Counterparts, even so it was the first match of what Emirates hope will be many more years of this newborn competition.
Interest in the tournament cannot be assessed on the first day of social competition coupled with it being a working day in the UAE but come tomorrow when the Professionals and Legends take to the field a better idea will be had of things to come.
First up tomorrow are the Professionals with Arsenal taking on Feyenoord closely followed by AC Milan playing against Leeds United.
The Legends are allowed a little more sleep time and start their campaign a little after 10:30am with AC Milan v Glasgow Celtic followed by Liverpool taking on the UAE 1990 World Cup team.
Friday promises to be a very interesting day in build-up to the finals day on Saturday