Women`s tournament in Emirates

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by jonny63, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Eight teams for women’s sevens tournament from Jan. 8 to 12
    By Our Sports Reporter

    4 January 2006

    ABU DHABI — The UAE breaks new ground in football when they field the first ever women’s team in a competition from January 8 to 12 here at the Military stadium and Armed Forces Officers Club pitches.


    The inaugural women’s sevens tournament for Arabian clubs has drawn eight teams including the national squads of Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordanian clubs Oman and Orthodox, and hosts Abu Dhabi Sports Club.

    The Abu Dhabi Sports Club representing the Emirates is made up of national women from ages 16 to 20, and include a couple of foreign professionals from Egypt and Lebanon.

    “We have been training for over six months under a full time coach and have also played a few matches in Iran and Jordan against club sides,” said Metha, a UAE national woman player.

    “Women’s football has existed in the country and there are quite a number of teams. However, this is the first time we are going to play in a competition that’s open to the general public,” she added.

    The event staged under the patronage of Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture, and organised by the Armed Forces Officers Club (AFOC) carries a total purse of over half-a-million dirhams.

    General Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, Chairman of the higher organising committee, said this event opens the door for national women to compete at higher levels.

    “UAE women are already involved in several sports and now we add football to this growing list. This tournament we hope will not only put their football skills on display but also educate them of the different cultures and lifestyles in the region,” said Kaabi. The team has been training over the last six months under Egyptian coach Mohammed Rashidi, who is confident that his wards will be no pushovers in the tournament. “We have had some good results against club teams in Jordan and Iran. The players are young and talented, and more importantly shown a lot of commitment in training,” he said. Matches will be worked off at two venues — the Military stadium adjoining Al Diar Gulf Hotel and the Armed Forces Officers Club across the Mussafah Bridge. The opening match on January 8th is scheduled at 6pm.



    http://www.khaleejtimes.com/Display...uary91.xml&section=sports&subsection=football
     
  2. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Any results from this tournament ?
     
  3. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    This tournament was postponed....
     
  4. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Tournament will take place in Abu Dhabi with womens team from Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia , Syria, UAE, Iraq, Palestine , Jordan and Lebanon.

    Date Feb 22-28
     
  5. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Jordanian lady footballers off to the UAE
    Publish Date : 18/February/2006

    Amman (ArabSport)- Two Jordanian delegations representing teams Amman and Orthodoxi fly off to the UAE on Sunday February 19th to compete in the first Arab ladies’ football championship organized by the Armed Forces' Club and under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed.

    The event will kick off on February 21st and run through the 27th with the involvement of 10 teams: Amman and Orthodoxi (Jordan), Bahrain, Oman, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Abu Dhabi club team, Nomander, and Iraq.

    Technical staffs of Orthodoxi and Amman expressed their hopes in achieving satisfactory results despite the long absence of many of the lady players due to their engagement with the national Jordanian ladies’ football team, currently gearing up for the Asia Ladies Cup U-19 to be hosted in Amman on March 1st.

    http://www.jfa.com.jo/english/index.asp?page=2
     
  6. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Bahrain off to a flier; Batool shines
    By Amith Passela

    22 February 2006



    ABU DHABI — Bahrain posted a facile 2-1 win over Jordanian club Amman and Batool Sahel set the pitch ablaze by scoring four goals for another Jordanian club Orthodox to hold the national team of Syria 4-4 in yesterday’s opening day of the inaugural Arab Women Sevens Football Championship here at the Armed Forces Officers Club.


    Marwa Al Sheikh and Zain Al Khalifa struck second half goals to get Bahrain off to a flying start in group B that also includes Lebanon and Palestine. Lubna Mahmoud pulled one back for Amman.

    Besides Bahrain triumph, the opening day belonged to Batool Sahel, who scored all her team’s goals against the Syrians in a group A match that saw the lead change twice before the 4-4 deadlock.

    Syria drew first blood through Manar Munzer before Batool struck twice to put her team ahead. The Jordanian university student completed the hat trick for a 3-2 score at half time after Dalia Al Jat had fired the second equaliser. The Syrians regained the lead when substitute Manara Manna blasted a close range shot and Randa Hajer added the fourth, and when it seemed curtains for the Jordanian club, Batool came to their rescue again with a splendid eqauliser.

    The Orthodox club of Jordan arrived with their second string team comprising of students of an average age of 16 after the Jordanian Federation had insisted the first team remains in the country for a tournament starting from March 2.

    The week-long tournament under the patronage of Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan has a total purse of over Dh550,000 with the winners taking home nearly Dh200,000 in prize money. The matches continue tonight at the Military stadium adjoining the Armed Forces Officers Club. The Abu Dhabi Club made of national women takes on Orthodox Club of Jordan at 6pm and the national teams of Syria encounter their counterparts from Iraq in the next at 7.30pm.


    http://www.khaleejtimes.com/Display...ry/sports_February518.xml&section=sports&col=
     
  7. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    Why is this called the Arab Women Sevens Football Championship when 8 teams are participating.

    GROUP A
    Syria
    Iraq
    Orthodox(Jordan club)
    Abu Dhabi(UAE club)

    GROUP B
    Bahrain
    Amman(Jordan club)
    Lebanon
    Palestine

    and what happened to the teams from Oman & Saudi Arabia??
     
  8. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Good question ! I am wondering if this is a seven side tournament?

    Teams from Oman and Saudi Arabia might have withdrawn in last minute ?
     
  9. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    God question, perhaps since the teams come from seven countries?:confused:
     
  10. Makkawi

    Makkawi Red Card

    Feb 23, 2006
    I think You confused Oman with the team from Jordan's capital Amman

    as for Saudi arabia, Im sorry I cannot see us having a woman's team.
     
  11. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    It was from the UAE newspaper Khaleej Times and they wrote Oman and Saudi Arabia would also compete.

    FIFA is encouraging countries to start forming women`s national teams, and I think many will be participating in Asian Games in Qatar. Egypt will also hosting Arab Women`s Championship in April.

    http://ua-fa.com/uafa/english/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=77
     
  12. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    Oman is participating, they played Orthodox on Thursday and lost 3-2.

    These are the current results that I have been able to find:

    GROUP A: (Syria, Iraq, Oman, Orthodox(Jordan club), Abu Dhabi(UAE club)

    2-21
    Syria 4 - Orthodox 4

    2-23
    Orthodox 3 - Oman 2

    2-25
    Orthodox vs. Iraq

    2-27
    Orthodx vs. Abu Dhabi

    GROUP B: (Bahrain, Lebanon, Palestine, Amman(Jordan club), Jaleyat(??))
    2-21
    Bahrain 2 - Amman 1

    2-23
    Amman 3 - Jaleyat 1

    2-24
    Amman vs. Palestine

    2-26
    Amman vs. Lebanon

    I haven't been able to find the results/schedules for the other teams.
     
  13. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Have you got it confirmed that it is a 11 a side tournament ?
     
  14. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    I didn't find out all the scores, only who defeated who and the final placements.

    GROUP A: (Syria, Iraq, Oman, Orthodox(Jordan club), Abu Dhabi(UAE club)

    2-21
    Syria 4 - Orthodox 4
    Abu Dhabi df. Oman

    2-22
    Syria df. Iraq

    2-23
    Orthodox 3 - Oman 2
    Abu Dhabi df. Iraq

    2-24
    Abu Dhabi df. Syria
    Iraq 1 - Oman 1

    2-25
    Orthodox df. Iraq

    2-26
    Abu Dhabi df. Orthodox
    Syria df. Oman

    GROUP B: (Bahrain, Lebanon, Palestine, Amman(Jordan club), Jaleyat(??))
    2-21
    Bahrain 2 - Amman 1
    Lebanon df. Palestine

    2-22
    Lebanon df. Jaleyat

    2-23
    Amman 3 - Jaleyat 1
    Bahrain df. Palestine

    2-24
    Amman 2 - Palestine 1
    Bahrain df. Lebanon

    2-25
    Palestine df. Jaleyat

    2-26
    Lebanon df. Amman
    Bahrain df. Jaleyat

    2-27
    THIRD PLACE
    Lebanon 3 - Syria 1

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Bahrain 3 - Abu Dhabi 1

    FINAL PLACEMENT
    1. Bahrain
    2. Abu Dhabi
    3. Lebanon
    4. Syria
    5. Orthodox
    6. Amman
    7. Palestine
    8. Iraq
    9. Oman
    10. Jaleyat
     
  15. mcruic

    mcruic Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    GROUP A: (Syria, Iraq, Baroucher (Oman club), Orthodox(Jordan club), Abu Dhabi (UAE club+some foreign professionals)

    2-21
    Syria 4-4 Orthodox
    Abu Dhabi 5-1 Baroucher

    2-22
    Abu Dhabi 4-0 Orthodox
    Syria 4-0 Iraq

    2-23
    Orthodox 3-2 Baroucher
    Abu Dhabi 4-0 Iraq

    2-24
    Abu Dhabi 1-1 Syria
    Iraq 3-0 Baroucher

    2-25
    Orthodox 3-3 Iraq
    Syria 9-0 Baroucher

    TABLE
    -------------P--W-D--L--F--A-PTS
    Abu Dhabi---4--3--1--0-14--2--10
    Syria--------4--2--2--0-18--5---8
    Orthodox----4--1--2--1-10-13---5
    Iraq---------4--1--1--2--6-11---4
    Baroucher---4--0--0--4--3-20---0

    GROUP B: (Bahrain, Lebanon, Palestine, Amman(Jordan club), Nomads(??))

    2-21
    Bahrain 2-1 Amman
    Lebanon bt Palestine

    2-22
    Lebanon 3-1 Amman
    Nomads 3-2 Palestine

    2-23
    Amman 3-1 Nomads
    Bahrain 2-1 Lebanon

    2-24
    Amman 2-1 Palestine
    Bahrain 5-0 Nomads

    2-25
    Lebanon 2-2 Nomads
    Bahrain 7-1 Palestine

    TABLE
    ----------P--W-D--L--F--A--PTS
    Bahrain---4--4--0--0-16--3--12
    Lebanon--4--2--1--1--6--5---7 (Missing goals for match v Palestine)
    Amman---4--2--0--2--7--7---6
    Nomads---4--1--1--2--6-12---4
    Palestine--4--0--0--4--4-12---0 (Missing goals for match v Lebanon)

    2-26
    SEMI-FINALS
    Abu Dhabi 1-0 Lebanon
    Bahrain 4-0 Syria

    2-27
    THIRD PLACE
    Lebanon 1-1 Syria AET, Lebanon won 3-1 on penalties

    FINAL
    Bahrain 3-2 Abu Dhabi

    FINAL PLACEMENT
    1. Bahrain
    2. Abu Dhabi
    3. Lebanon
    4. Syria
    5. Amman
    6. Orthodox
    7. Iraq
    8. Nomads
    9. Palestine
    10. Baroucher
     
  16. mcruic

    mcruic Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    So, if these matches were 11-a-side, then there were 6 international matches at the tournament.

    21-02 - Lebanon bt Palestine (only result in tournament which I couldn't find)
    22-02 - Syria 4-0 Iraq
    23-02 - Bahrain 2-1 Lebanon
    25-02 - Bahrain 7-1 Palestine
    26-02 - Bahrain 4-0 Syria
    27-02 - Lebanon 1-1 Syria AET, Lebanon won 3-1 on penalties
     
  17. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    I found out the the Nomads club team was from the UAE. So even though it was called the Sevens Tournament, teams from 8 countries participated. Odd.
     
  18. mcruic

    mcruic Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Missing result - Lebanon 2-1 Palestine. The tournament was a seven-a-side tournament (hence the title Arab Women's Sevens Tournament), as confirmed by the sports editor of the Gulf Daily News in Bahrain, and so therefore the matches cannot be considered full internationals.
     

Share This Page