WAFF and UAEFA sign the agreement to host the 10th Men's Championship
The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and the UAE Football Association (UAEFA) signed an agreement to host the tenth men's championship scheduled in the United Arab Emirates in 2023.
The signing ceremony with the agreement was held at the headquarters of the UAEFA on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in the presence of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the UAEFA, Mohammed Abdullah Hazam Al Dhaheri, General Secretary of UAEFA, and Hussain Saeed, member of the Executive Office of the WAFF and Chairman of the Competitions Committee, Khalil Al Salem, General Secretary of WAFF.
During the signing of the agreement, Hussein Saeed conveyed to the UAEFA the greetings of the Executive Office of the WAFF headed by His Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, and expressed his high appreciation for the UAE's response to hosting the tenth edition of the men's championship.
Saeed considered that holding the tournament in the UAE for the first time and in conjunction with the first participation of the national team in this tournament, gives the event great value, and stressed that it will have the highest standards of organization compared to the great experience of the UAEFA in hosting the largest sporting events.
In his turn, Al Salem praised the great care shown by the UAEFA since the announcement of the hosting, and its clear endeavors to complete all arrangements according to the best standards, in line with the value and importance of the tournament.
Al Salem pointed to the continuation of joint coordination between the UAEFA and the WAFF for the purpose of completing all the administrative, financial, logistical and marketing requirements of the championship.
The WAFF had invited all member Associations to participate in the 10th men championship, and set October 31, 2021, as the deadline for closing the registration door to participate in the tournament that was scheduled for the beginning of the current 2021, before it was postponed due to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic that imposed many stops on football activities at various levels.