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Video: UAE beach soccer team prepare for World Cup

SENIOR ANALYST
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1.14K   //    18 Aug 2013, 18:38 IST

SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Ali Karim, UAE Player:

“Supporters in Emirates usually follow the regular, 11 against 11, then they follow horse races. They prefer that to beach soccer. This is a new sport, and hopefully, will develop by time, so the new generation enjoy it more and more.”

SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Ali Karim, UAE Player:

“Media in the Emirates have been covering the beach soccer news as well as the football league of course. We are looking forward to taking a part in the World Cup and to play well there. We are looking forward to becoming one of the best three teams.”

SOUNDBITE: (English) Marcelo Mendes, UAE Coach:

“So, the progress of the UAE team, I think it is very good. I am there since 2007 doing the job for the national team coach, and I think the team progressed well. We won some Asian cups. This year we will be playing our fourth Word Cup in Tahiti, so I think we are doing well.”

SOUNDBITE: (English) Marcelo Mendes, UAE Coach:

“We have a good group of players. We have some new players also which I have chosen from the UAE League, and I have some experienced players like Rami, like Ali Karim our goalkeeper. We also have a good …. Played in some clubs. I think the team is very good because we have a good balance between the experienced players and the young players.”


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