Dubai Challenge Cup

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Dubai Challenge Cup, also known as the Dubai Football Challenge, is a friendly football tournament founded by Mohammed bin Rashed and the United Arab Emirates national football team. It was first held in January 2007, with another tournament scheduled for January 2008, with both won by German side Hamburger SV.

2007 tournament[edit]

The 2007 Dubai Challenge Cup was played in January 2007 by four teams: United Arab Emirates, Iran, Hamburger and VfB Stuttgart.

Group classification[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Hamburger 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 9
 Iran 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 5
 United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 5
Germany Stuttgart 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0

Group matches[edit]

2007-01-11
Iran  1–0 Germany Stuttgart
Rajabzadeh Goal

Champion[edit]

Dubai Challenge Cup
2007 Winners
Germany
Hamburger
First Title

2008 tournament[edit]

The 2008 Dubai Challenge Cup was played in January 2008 by four teams: United Arab Emirates, China PR, Hamburger and Vasco da Gama.

Group classification[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Hamburger 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6
Brazil Vasco da Gama 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 5
 United Arab Emirates 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1
 China PR 2 0 1 1 0 4 -4 1

Group matches[edit]

2008-01-10
Hamburger Germany 2–1 Brazil Vasco da Gama
Jarolím Goal 28'
De Jong Goal 69'
Mathijsen Goal 33' (o.g.)

2008-01-12
Hamburger Germany 4–0  China PR
Van der Vaart Goal 44'53'
Castelen Goal 58'
Guerrero Goal 75'

Champion[edit]

Dubai Challenge Cup
2008 Winners
Germany
Hamburger
Second Title

2009 tournament[edit]

The 2009 Dubai Challenge Cup was played in 6 January 2009 by Milan and Hamburger in a single match.

Match[edit]

Champion[edit]

Dubai Challenge Cup
2009 Winners
Italy
Milan
First Title

2011 tournament[edit]

The 2011 Dubai Challenge Cup was played at 2 January 2011 by Al-Ahli and Milan in a single match.

Match[edit]

2 January 2011
Al-Ahli United Arab Emirates 1–2 Italy Milan
Hasan Goal 85' Seedorf Goal 38'
Beretta Goal 72'

Champion[edit]

Dubai Challenge Cup
2011 Winners
Italy
Milan
Second Title

2012 tournament[edit]

The 2012 Dubai Challenge Cup was played at 4 January 2012 by Milan and Paris Saint-Germain in a single match.

Match[edit]

Champion[edit]

Dubai Challenge Cup
2012 Winners
Italy
Milan
Third Title

2014 tournament[edit]

The 2014 Dubai Challenge Cup was played at 30 December 2014 by Real Madrid and Milan in a single match.

2014 match[edit]

30 December 2014
Real Madrid Spain 2–4 Italy Milan
Ronaldo Goal 35'
Benzema Goal 84' (pen.)
Report Ménez Goal 24'
El Shaarawy Goal 31'48'
Pazzini Goal 73'
The Sevens Stadium, Dubai
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Muhammad Abdullah (United Arab Emirates)

2014 champion[edit]

Dubai Challenge Cup
2014 Winners
Italy
Milan
Fourth Title

Cups by team[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]