April 20, 2024


The fifth edition of the Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup kicked off at Zayed Sports City on Saturday, with over 2,200 players playing the beautiful game in an international football festival in the UAE.

As the region’s youth football tournament of choice, 166 teams from 12 countries took to the pitch for the opening fixtures of the cup, with an exciting finals day set to conclude the record-breaking edition of the competition today (Sunday).

Away from the action, players and fans from around the world enjoyed the thrilling activities in City Village, with the BIG FIVE from Manchester City’s success on the pitch in 2023 returning to the UAE, with the iconic Treble on display at Zayed Sports City.

The City Village was packed with entertainment for all the family, with live music, immersive experiences from Puma, Aldar and Experience Abu Dhabi while special appearances from club mascots, Moonbeam and Moonchester brought a festive, fun atmosphere to the tournament on the opening day.

Launched in 2017, the Abu Dhabi Cup is a youth football tournament held by Manchester City FC, supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Department of Culture of Tourism, that welcomes players from all over the globe and of all abilities to Abu Dhabi, with the aim of developing and inspiring youngsters.

The 2024 edition sees the expansion of the tournament with over 160 teams from 12 nations competing in the event, including over 40 international club teams from Bahrain, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Uganda and the UK.

Today (Sunday) will see the final day of action with the remaining teams playing for glory, and one winning team earning a trip of a lifetime to the City Football Academy in Manchester.

To follow along with this year’s tournament, please visit @abudhabicup on Instagram or https://www.mancity.com/city-football-schools/abu-dhabi-cup.

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