Audi chiefs 'looking forward to Globe Soccer Awards'

28/12/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Audi chiefs 'looking forward to Globe Soccer Awards'

Bosses at Audi are looking forward to tonight's (December 28th) Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai.The event forms part of the high-profile Dubai International Sports Conference and is aimed at rewarding outstanding performance in world football in 2012.A host of top names are set to appear at the prize-giving, including Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, former England coach Fabio Capello, Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal.The awards ceremony will take place at the plush Armani Hotel and the gongs will be presented by Al Nabooda Automobiles, the official dealer of Audi in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.General manager of the company Al Nabooda said the German car manufacturer is delighted to lend its support to such a prestigious occasion."It has become an event not to be missed in the game's international calendar," he remarked."We know that football is one of the most popular sports in the UAE and Audi represents everything the beautiful game stands for - precision, excellence and outstanding performance."Last year's event was certainly one to remember, as the all-important Globe Soccer Player of the Year award was picked up by Real Madrid and Portugal sensation Cristiano Ronaldo.Accolades for the best coach, agent and director will also be handed out and a number of teams are in the running for the Globe Soccer Club of the Year prize.Italian champions Juventus have been nominated for the award, as well as last season's Uefa Europa League winners Atletico Madrid.Bate Borisov - the only Belarusian team to qualify for the Uefa Champions League - will join the winners of the 2011/12 competition Chelsea on the shortlist.Football is growing in popularity in the UAE and Dubai in particular.The national league is steadily emerging and the likes of Argentine legend Diego Maradona have taken on managerial roles with UAE-based clubs.Events like the Dubai International Sports Conference are also attracting some of the biggest names the game has to offer.