Ajax to Dubai in January

Ajax to Dubai in January

Ajax will play a tournament in Dubai in the beginning of January 2008. In the United Arab Emirates, Internazionale, Porto Alegre and Ajax will be three of the four participants in the strong field.

Ajax's sponsoring and marketing manager Marcus Keane was present at the press presentation of the Mohammed Bin Rashid International Football Championship.
Ajax's sponsoring and marketing manager Marcus Keane was present at the press presentation of the Mohammed Bin Rashid International Football Championship.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid International Football Championship, as the tournament is called, will be played on 5 and 7 January 2008. Besides Ajax, Italian side Internazionale and Brasilian Internacional de Porto Alegre will take part. The organization is still looking for a fourth team to complete the field.
The tournament has a prize money of 2.5 million US dollars. The winners take home 1 million dollars.
There will be a draw to decide which teams face each other on the first day, 5 January. The winners of the first matches play each other for the first prize, the losers of the first day face each other for third place on 7 January.
Bayern M√ľnchen, Benfica, Lazio Roma and Olympique Marseille were the participants in the first tournament, in 2007. Benfica won the tournment.