- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: Michel Platini, President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) arrived in Kuwait yesterday. The UEFA chief is due to attend the opening ceremony of the 21st GCC Cup today in Bahrain. He was welcomed by the Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah. “Platini’s visit to Kuwait brought back memories of the golden age of Kuwaiti football,” Al-Fahad said. He added that the decree issued by HH the Amir to harmonize Kuwait sports regulations with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other international sport federations had brought Kuwait back to the international sports map.
“Platini’s visit is a good omen for Kuwait’s national soccer team playing in the Gulf Cup. May the ‘Blue team’ succeed in flying the Kuwait flag high in this championship”, he wished. Platini thanked Kuwait officials for their warm reception. “This sports is uniting people of all walks of life. It brings people together and I am very happy to be part of it,” he said at a news conference yesterday. Platini will be among the high ranking officials attending the GCC Cup opening ceremony in Bahrain today.
By Ben Garcia, Staff Writer
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