Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Musbah FC on the Big Stage

Musbah FC on the Big Stage

Some people could play soccer their entire life and never get the opportunity to play on a premier quality pitch. The members of Musbah FC, however, got that chance. The rare opportunity came courtesy of duPlays, our local recreational soccer league. For one night only, we got to play on the main international pitch at Zayed National [...]


NYUAD Football Builds International Relations During Trip to Qatar

NYUAD Football Builds International Relations During Trip to Qatar

Following the successful completion of NYU Abu Dhabi’s first J-Term, 20 students and three coaches flew to Doha, Qatar, representing the NYUAD football team. They hoped to use sports not only as a means to see the world, but to build international relationships and develop a stronger sense of family amongst the team. For four [...]


Brazil v. Argentina: The 90-Minute Snoozefest

Brazil v. Argentina: The 90-Minute Snoozefest

This was the reason I came to Doha. I came to witness the Gods of Football play the beautiful game in its purest form. I came to witness the spectacle of best friends and worst enemies met in battle for bragging rights. What I got was anything but. This was not one of those hard-fought [...]


Brazil v. Iran

Brazil v. Iran

I been watching soccer actively since 2000 and have had the opportunity to see three English Premier League games in person. I’ve actively watched three world cups, but have until yesterday had only seen one international soccer match in person. Last night I got to truly experience “the beautiful game” live and in person. Brazil is [...]


UAE v. Kuwait

UAE v. Kuwait

This is the first of two soccer posts today. Exactly one month ago yesterday was the opening of NYU Abu Dhabi, as well as the occasion of a friendly soccer match between the UAE and Kuwait. I’ll talk more about this in another post, but after you’ve worked 16-hour days for two weeks straight, there’s [...]