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The United Arab Emirates national football team has chosen Pinatar Arena to prepare for the Russia 2018 World Cup

Pinatar Arena will host The United Arab Emirates national football team from 24th of July till 10th of August and will be the first team from Middle East to visit the football-center from San Pedro del Pinatar.


During this period the UAE national team will prepare for the final round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifications, where they will have to face Asian heavy hitters Japan, Australia, Iraq, Thailand and Saudi Arabia, after the draw from Kuala Lumpur.


The Emirates will train in Pinatar Arena under the guidance of their coach Mahdi Ali It will be their first trip to San Pedro del Pinatar, after their recent appearance at Asian Cup 2015, where they brilliantly won the third place.


Throughout their preparation they will have at least 3 friendly games on the Pinatar Arena football center’s main pitch.


In the history of Pinatar Arena this is to be the first men’s UAE national team and therefore The Emirates becomes the 62nd country to visit the football center since Pinatar opened their doors, 3 and a half years ago.

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