UAE Football Association signs MoU with Cybersecurity Council


ABU DHABI: The UAE Football Association today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UAE government’s Cybersecurity Council here.

The MoU aims to enhance cooperation through the exchange of expertise in cyber fields related to information and communication technology, and to focus on cooperation, deterrence and prevention of cyberattacks, in addition to participating in promoting awareness, educational and scientific research and development programmes.

The signing ceremony took place on the sidelines of the 8th International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024) in the presence of Mohammed Abdullah Hazam Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the UAE Football Association, and Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Chairman of the UAE government’s Cybersecurity Council.

Under the MoU, the two sides will also share information on security risks and malware and solutions to deter them.

Source: Emirates News Agency

UAE Team Emirates’ Pogacar lands second consecutive victory at Giro D’Italia


SOUTH TYROL: Victory number five for Pogacar in his first participation in the Giro d’Italia. UAE Team Emirates’ captain prevailed in stage 16, Laas-Santa Cristina Valgardena, shortened to 118,7 kilometres due to bad weather conditions.

Pogacar preceded in the summit arrival Giulio Pellizzari (VF Group- Bardiani, +16″) and Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe, +16″): he joined at -800 metres to the arrival Giulio Pellizzari, who was the only survivor of a leading quarter including Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Quickstep), Christian Scaroni (Astana) and Ewen Costiou (Arkea-B and B).

At 400 metres to go, Pellizzari was dropped by the Slovenian, and he could obtain another stage victory.

In the GC, Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe) is 2nd at 7’18’ to Pogacar, Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) is 3rd at 7’40’.

In stage 17 (Selva di Valgardena-Passo Brocon, 159 km) the riders will face mountains again: one 3rd category climbs, two 2nd category climbs, and two 1st category climbs (including the summit arrival).

Source
: Emirates News Agency

Duhail, Al Arabi Qualify for Qatar Handball Cup Final


Doha: Duhail and Al Arabi teams qualified for the final match of the Qatar Handball Cup for the current sports season 2023/2024, after defeating Al Rayyan and Al Ahli, respectively, on Wednesday, in the semi-final matches.

In the first match, Duhail achieved a major victory over Al Rayyan (the league champion) 35/24.

Duhail scored a relative advantage in the first half, which ended with a lead of 18/15, and in the second half, Al Rayyan recorded a strong comeback, as a result of which it was able to adjust the score before its level declined significantly in the second half of the half, which Duhail completely dominated and moved away from the score until they ended the match with winning by 11 goals.

Al Arabi joined Duhail to the final after defeating Al Ahli 30/28 in the second match of the semi-finals.

The match was close throughout the two halves, as the first half ended with Al-Arabi leading by one goal, 14/13, and despite Al Ahlis attempts to adjust the result and take precedence in the second half,
Al Arabi succeeded in maintaining its lead and securing the victory and the ticket to the final.

The final match will be held between Duhail and Al Arabi next Sunday.

On the other hand, Al Gharafa and Qatar qualified for the quarter-finals of the Amirs Handball Cup. Al Gharafa defeated Al Shamal 32/23, while Qatar defeated Al Khor 27/26 in the two matches of the first stage (qualifiers) that were held on Wednesday.

Al Gharafa will meet Duhail, while Qatar will play with Al Arabi in the quarter-finals on Friday, with the other two matches for this round bringing together Al Rayyan with Al Sadd and Al Ahli with Al Wakrah. Ak

Source: Qatar News Agency

Qatars Amro Al Hamad Appointed Vice-President of Single Seater Committee of FIA


The International Automobile Federation has appointed Executive Director of Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) and CEO of Lusail International Circuit (LIC) Amro Al Hamad as the Vice-President of the Single Seater Committee in the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC).

This appointment also highlights the significant strides Qatar has made in establishing itself as a key player in the international motorsport community. Furthermore, it allows me to represent the MENA region and advocate for its growing presence and potential in the world of motorsport It is also a significant win for QMMF and a testament to Qatar’s unwavering commitment to promoting motorsport and its vision to become an international hub for the sport.

“I am honored to be appointed as the Vice-President of the Single Seater Committee in the FIA,” said Amro Al Hamad.

Al Hamad’s leadership at QMMF and as CEO of Lusail International Circuit, along with his passion for motorsports deeply rooted in his experience as a former endurance rac
ing driver, has played a pivotal role in promoting motorsport in Qatar and the region.

“This role presents a unique opportunity to contribute to the evolution of single-seater racing globally. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the FIA to advance our shared goals for the sport, Al Hamad added.

The FIA’s Single Seater Committee plays a crucial role in overseeing the regulations and development of single-seater categories, which include some of the most popular and competitive series in motorsport. Al Hamad’s background in motorsport management and his strategic vision will bring valuable insights to the committee.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Qatari National Team Rank Third West Asian Beach Volleyball Championship


The Qatari beach volleyball team won third place in the West Asian Championship in its second edition, after defeating its Lebanese counterpart on Wednesday by two games, in the match to determine the third and fourth places of the tournament currently being held in Jordan.

The match was moderate, as the Qatari team dominated many of its periods.

The Qatari team, consisting of the duo (Abdullah Naseem and Mohamed Ihab), had qualified from the first group, and succeeded in defeating the Jordanian team 2-0 in the quarter-finals, then lost to the Omani team with the same score in the semi-finals.

The Qatari team will participate in the Arab Beach Volleyball Championship, scheduled to be organized from May 25 to 29, immediately after the conclusion of the West Asian Championship, at the same Princess Aya beach courts in Al Hussein Youth City.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Qatari National Team Rank Third West Asian Beach Volleyball Championship


The Qatari beach volleyball team won third place in the West Asian Championship in its second edition, after defeating its Lebanese counterpart on Wednesday by two games, in the match to determine the third and fourth places of the tournament currently being held in Jordan.

The match was moderate, as the Qatari team dominated many of its periods.

The Qatari team, consisting of the duo (Abdullah Naseem and Mohamed Ihab), had qualified from the first group, and succeeded in defeating the Jordanian team 2-0 in the quarter-finals, then lost to the Omani team with the same score in the semi-finals.

The Qatari team will participate in the Arab Beach Volleyball Championship, scheduled to be organized from May 25 to 29, immediately after the conclusion of the West Asian Championship, at the same Princess Aya beach courts in Al Hussein Youth City.

Source: Qatar News Agency