Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup Day 1 - in pictures

Action from the tournament at Zayed Sports City as 130 teams, covering five age-groups, took to the field

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The football pitches on Friday at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi were packed as the opening day of the Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup took place.

A total of 130 teams, spread across five age-groups ranging from Under 8s to Under 16s, are in action over the two-day tournament.

The participants are from Manchester, Melbourne, Romania, Sri Lanka, South Africa, GCC and the UAE competing.

Proceedings continue on Saturday with more games before the various finals are played to decide the group winners.

Check out a gallery of the action above.  To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.