Bahrain gearing up for Arab Futsal Cup
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain has been drawn in Group A for the upcoming fifth Arab Futsal Cup 2021.
The competition is scheduled to be held in Egypt from May 20 to 30.
The nationals are in the same division as the hosts, Kuwait and Mauritania for the opening stage.
Group B consists of Morocco, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Comoros.
The Bahrainis kick off their campaign on opening night against their Kuwaiti counterparts.
Egypt and Mauritania face off in the group’s other game that night.
All four teams are back on the playing court on May 22, when Bahrain play Mauritania and Egypt go against Kuwait.
The final Group A games are then scheduled for May 24.
The Bahrainis play their Egyptian counterparts that evening, while Mauritania takes on Kuwait.
The top two teams from each group at the end of this opening phase move on to the semi-finals, which are scheduled for May 27.
The final will then be held on May 29.
Bahrain’s national futsal team are currently training locally for the competition.
The draw for the cup was held late Monday night at the Union of Arab Football Associations headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Arab Futsal Cup was last held in 2008, also in Egypt, when Libya was crowned back-to-back champions, after having also won in 2007.
Egypt won the tournament’s first two editions, held in 1998 and 2005.
They also were the runners-up the two previous times.