FIFA Club World Cup 2017 Logo Revealed

The official emblem of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 was unveiled in Abu Dhabi today. The 14th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup runs from the 6th to the 16th of December.

FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 Logo

Drawing inspiration from the UAE's history, heritage and culture, the new FIFA Club World Cup 2017 logo incorporates the shape of the trophy, while the ball was created from Arabic calligraphy meaning Emirates. The multi-colored sands of the desert form the basis of the emblem. The country's historical traditions of fishing, sailing and pearl diving are reflected in the representation of the dhow, while the rich beauty of date palm is also incorporated within the emblem.

"Football is the leading sport in the UAE and you could clearly see the people's passion for the sport at the 2009 and 2010 editions hosted here," said FIFA Chief Competitions & Events Officer Colin Smith during the unveiling ceremony. "The warm hospitality, love of the game and the success of the tournament are some of the strongest drivers behind bringing the FIFA Club World Cup back to the UAE for the two next editions."

"We are embarking on one of the most significant journeys in the world of football with some of the best international tournaments gracing the shores of Abu Dhabi in the next three years," said His Excellency Aref Al Awani, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017. "Such world-renowned tournaments not only draw in thousands of fans from around the world but also help us in sustaining the UAE's football legacy and developing the next generation of sporting stars."

The Official Tournament Match Schedule was also revealed. A total of eight matches will be played across two stadiums, namely Zayed Sports City (Abu Dhabi) and Hazza Bin Zayed (Al Ain). The opening match will take place in Al Ain on 6 December and will see the domestic club champions of the host nation take on the champions of Oceania.

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