Join the leading end of year event on the Dubai Football Calendar and get some winter sun at the UAE Winter Classic Football Tournament 2018. Located in the heart of the UAE this international winter football tournament attracts Academy, School & Club teams to Dubai looking for a great experience they will always remember!
Hosted at the regions premier sporting facility the UAE Winter Classic is the only tournament of its kind in the Middle East. Sending the Dubai football scene soaring to new heights focusing on the fundamentals of the game as well as encouraging players to create lasting friendships through the number one sport in the world, football. Once in Dubai your team will be given the VIP treatment from amazing hotels to Professional Standard facilities at the impressive Dubai Sports City Sports Village Complex.
This prestigious international tournament will bring nations from around the world to the Emirate of Dubai ready to celebrate “UAE Day”, a national holiday in the United Arab Emirates which focuses on Community and togetherness, a great message to end your tour with!
TRESA Football Academy at Dubai Sports City is the leading venue for Football in Dubai, with Professional Quality Grass & 3G pitches this facility truly is the perfect location when it comes to football. This impressive complex is the home for AST Tournaments in Dubai with ALL THREE of our international junior football tournaments hosted on its beautiful pitches.
Located just 5 minutes drive from our tournament venue TRESA Football Academy this luxurious 5* Hotel Resort is the perfect place for all teams to call home during their stay in Dubai. With a large swimming pool, Gym, Spa, Sauna, 2 Restaurants, Cafe and a VIP Dining Area this hotel is second to none.
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Entry pass into the UAE Winter Classic International Junior Football Tournament on both days.
Your chosen number of nights at our exclusive 5* Partner Hotel, including access to our complimentary Shuttle bus to the Jumeirah Open Beach & Mall Of The Emirate.
On arrival in Dubai you’ll be greeted by one of the AST Staff Members who will have your welcome pack ready before being transferred to our exclusive 5* Partner Hotel.
Our private tournament shuttle bus service will pick you up from our exclusive 5* partner hotel and drop you off at the tournament venue approximately 1 hour before your first kickoff time. When your games have finished for the day our shuttle service will take you back to your hotel.
The AST Awards Ceremony is something everyone looks forward too! Every player competing will be invited up onto the stage to receive a participation certificate in front of cheering crowds, Runners-up will also receive their respective medal, with the winners lifting the UAE Winter Classic Cup!
Also included are: Official Match Referee’s, International Team Water Available & an On-site Medical Team.
Registering your team to compete at the UAE Winter Classic is now easier than ever, get in touch with us on +44 (0)1792 872772 and speak to one of our AST Tour Specialists or…
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Category 1 (Boys) – Born On/After 01.01.2009
Category 2 (Boys) – Born On/After 01.01.2007
Category 3 (Boys) – Born On/After 01.01.2005
Category 4 (Boys) – Born On/After 01.01.2003
- 7 vs 7
- Quarter size pitch
- No offside ruling
- 8 vs 8
- Half size pitch
- No offside ruling
- 11 vs 11
- Full Size Pitch
- Standard laws of the game
Team squad size is not restricted at the UAE Winter Classic Football Tournament with rolling substitutions for each age category.
Any club entering more than one team in the same age category are not permitted to change players between teams at any stage during the tournament. If a team is found to be in violation of this rule they will be disqualified immediately as this could provide an unfair advantage.
*Rolling Substitutions – Teams may substitute a player and then re-enter the player in the same match, this will count as one of the teams substitutions each time a player is taken on or off.
On arrival at The Dubai Sports City Football Academy Complex teams will be greeted by one of the AST Event Team who will guide you through to Tournament Registrations where your team can check in before entering the changing rooms to prepare for the games that day.
Teams must arrive at the Tournament site at least 45 minutes before the start of their match, appearing pitch side 15 minutes before kickoff.
Before the UAE Winter Classic begins teams will be divided into groups where they will compete in the pool stage’s against other teams drawn in their group. Please note three points will be awarded for a win, one point for a draw and zero for a loss.
If two or more teams have the same number of points at the end of group stages the order will be decided as follows:
- Final score of match between teams with equal points.
- Most goals scored.
- Teams with the least number of goals conceded.
- If teams are still tied then progression will be decided by disciplinary (red/yellow cards).
- Or further still by the toss of a coin
During the knockout stage of the UAE Winter Classic Football Tournament all teams will reset back to level status, with the exception of any match bans, which will continue into the knockout stages. All knock out games will be decided by the team who scores the most goals in the match, If there is a tie at the end of normal time then extra time will be played. If scores are still tied after extra time then the match will be decided by a penalty shootout with each team taking 5 penalties (If there is still a tie then sudden death will apply).
The AST Winners & Runners-up Awards will take place on the last day of the Tournament on-site at The Dubai Sports City Football Academy Complex. Teams will take centre stage to be crowned victorious and collect their respective medals and specially designed UAE Winter Classic Trophy in front of all their fans.