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Dubai Schools Football Cup enters last-four stage

Dubai: The Dubai Schools Football Cup competition at the Dubai Sports City Football Academy saw the semi-finalists emerge on Sunday. The semi-finals and finals will be held on March 1.

In the boys’ U-12 category, the semi-finals will see the National Charity School will square off against Al Shafie School while Lycee Francais George Pompidou play Dubai National School (Al Barsha).

The boys’ U-16 category pits Sabis Choueifat National Charity School against Al Shafie School while Lycee Francais George Pompidou and Dubai National School (Al Barsha) go head to head in the other last-four clash.

All eyes will be on the grand prize, an all-expenses paid trip to the UK provided by sponsors Chevrolet to attend Manchester United in action at Old Trafford during an English Premier League game. Winners will also get to participate in a full-day football training clinic courtesy of Emirates NBD, the trophy sponsors. The training session will be conducted by Manchester United coaches.

The Dubai Schools Football Cup 2014 is held under the auspices of the Dubai Education Zone and the Princess Haya Initiative for the Development of Health, Physical Education and School Sports, in partnership with Dubai Sports Council.

The Dubai Sports City Football Academy, under the expert guidance of its director and former Real Madrid Star Michel Salgado along with Inspiratus, are organising the tournament and managing the teams organised in four categories: Boys U12, U16 and Girls U13 and U16.