Posted on May 01, 2018

Aspire Zone’s Ladies Sports Hall will witness on Friday the Quarter finals of the Aspire Embassies Futsal Tournament 2018 featuring eight teams from the embassies of India, Sudan, Kenya, Jordan, Syria and the teams of Aspire and the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

The teams advanced to the semi-finals following a competitive weekend of matches where Kenya took on Kazakhstan in a one-sided game 22-0, India and France embassy teams defeated Ethiopia and Algeria 7-5 and 5-1 respectively. Whilst Syria defeated Sudan 10-3. On Saturday, group stage matches resumed with MOFA against South Africa that ended 11-4, while Somalia defeated Djibouti 4-2, while Aspire secured three precious points from the UK Embassy team in a game that ended 7-4, and Syria defeating Spain 3-2. With these results, the quarter-final matches on Friday will feature India against Sudan at 5:00 pm, Kenya against Jordan at 6:00 pm, Aspire vs MOFA at 7:00 pm and Syria against Somalia at 8:00 pm. The semi-final stage will be held on May 5th.

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The tournament features 16 teams representing: Algeria, Djibouti, Ethiopia, France, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Syria and the United Kingdom, as well as a team from MOFA representing Qatar and Aspire Zone team. AZF brings back the tournament for the second year as per the Embassies’ request, many of whom took part in the first edition. The tournament is organised in line with AZF’s efforts to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among community members of all ages, and to bring everyone together under the name of sports in an open invitation to change their routine into an active environment. Football fans are welcome to attend the tournament and cheer on their favourite teams.