UAE Football Association to sign co-operation agreement with Israeli FA

Fifa president Gianni Infantino will attend the signing ceremony in Dubai on Monday

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - December 08, 2020: Weather. Strong winds blow the UAE flag up at Al Qudra cycle track. Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 in Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National

The UAE Football Association will sign a co-operation agreement on Monday at its headquarters in Dubai, with the Israeli Football Association, in the presence of Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, president of the UAE FA, Gianni Infantino, president of Fifa, and Oren Hasson, president of the Israeli FA.

"The co-operation agreement comes as a continuation of the UAE Football Association's efforts to strengthen relations with various football federations in the world, which aim to develop the football system and benefit from expertise to raise the technical, administrative and organisational level of the football tournaments, and to enhance cooperation between the two countries in all sectors, including the sports and football sectors," the UAE FA said in a statement reported by WAM news agency.

"The cooperation agreement includes several items, including the establishment of friendly matches for all national teams and clubs, joint workshops for the technical and administrative members of the federations, as well as the launch of development initiatives that contribute to supporting the course of the game in the two countries," the statement added.