Castrol Goal showdown for regional outfits at Dubai Ice Rink

Castrol will be kicking off the final round of its second Castrol Goal Tournament in the region in Dubai later this month, which will see one lucky winning squad to fly to Europe to watch live their favourite teams in action at the 2012 UEFA Euro championship hosted by Poland and Ukraine in June.

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Published: Thu 19 Apr 2012, 1:21 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 2:03 AM

Eight teams from the participating cities, Amman, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Dubai, and others across the region will arrive in Dubai to compete against each other in the regional final, with the sole aim of being crowned Castrol Goal Champions. The finals will take place on Friday, April 20 at the Dubai Ice Rink in The Dubai Mall, which will be set up like never before to host the prestigious event which is open to the public.

Alongside the action on the pitch, there will lots of pitchside entertainment to enjoy including foosball, photobooths, digital gaming zones and freestyle football shows.

Discussing the Castrol Goal Tournament, Mohammed Samir, regional rarketing rontroller of Castrol Middle East, said, “Castrol constantly strives to create strong engagement with and reward the most passionate football fans. Our Castrol Goal tournament gives fans a platform to showcase their prowess on the football pitch, with the ultimate prize of seeing their football heroes play in this summer’s football blockbuster, Euro 2012.” Gordon Kirk, general manager of Dubai Ice Rink, said: “We are honoured to host the Castrol Goal Regional Finals. The unique choice of Dubai Ice Rink as the venue for this popular football event showcases the world-class qualities the venue provides for large-scale events and underlines its popularity as a visitor attraction”.”

From its inaugural ‘kick-off’ in 2010, Castrol Goal has grown and attracted over 6,000 players from the region.

Targeting the region’s youth Castrol Goal is a 5-a-side football tournament which has run as a league, lasting for eight weeks in including UAE, Lebanon, Jordan and others from across the Middle East. The tournament kicked off in February and the qualified teams participating are ‘Daredevils’ from Abu Dhabi; ‘Diadora’ from Dubai; ‘Beirut Life’ and ‘BLC’ from Lebanon; ‘Amin Chocair’ team from Jordan, ‘Saudi Stars’ from Saudi Arabia and ‘The Carwash’ and ‘Tetris Extreme’ from Kuwait.

“The Castrol Goal Finals on Friday, April 20 will be a fantastic event and we welcome everyone to come down to see the region’s best young footballers and show their passion for football and Castrol,” added Samir.

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