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Blatter for Gulf Cup opening ceremony



MANAMA:  Fifa president Joseph Sepp Blatter, will be attending the opening ceremony of the 21st Gulf Cup next month in Bahrain, the organising committee announced a report in Gulf Daily News. The event is scheduled to take place from January 5 to 18, with the National Stadium in Riffa being the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies.

The Organising Committee received an official letter from the Fifa chief, in which he accepted an invitation that was initiated by Chairman of the Executive Committee of Gulf Cup Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa last October.

The presence of Blatter in this edition Gulf Cup affirmed his support to this prestigious regional football competition, and also underlines the unique reputation thath this event has reached since it was founded in 1970.

Meanwhile, the media committee has prepared all arrangements related to the media centres that will be made available at different locations.

This came during the committee meeting, chaired by Tawfeeq Al Salhi who was briefed on what have been achieved in this regard.

Updates on the committee duties and tasks were presented by Hamad Ali and Jaber Shamsl, as several media personnel in the GCC and Arab region have been invited to attend the tournament.

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