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DOHA: The 10th European Clubs Association General Assembly commences today which for the first time includes non-European clubs from Asia and around the world.
The two-day assembly will be attended by over 200 clubs.
At a plenary session to be held at the St Regis hotel today, Qatar Football Association (QFA) President, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, will deliver the welcoming speech.
An official dinner will commence for delegates at the Museum of Islamic Arts later in the evening where Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, Hassan Al Thawadi, will provide a speech outlining preparations already underway for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Hassan Al Thawadi said: “The 10th ECA General Assembly coincides with the European Club Association’s 5th anniversary and we are delighted to welcome and help celebrate this landmark with all ECA members.”
Secretary General of the QFA, Saud Al Mohannadi, will speak at the non-European club workshop to be held tomorrow.
The workshop will offer a forum to bring together clubs from all over the world to discuss best practice with regards to club representation at continental level. Non-European clubs to already have confirmed their attendance include: Boca Juniors, Santos FC, Corinthians, DC United, Toronto FC, Kashima Antlers and Adelaide United FC.