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Hassan Shehata’s immense success and popularity as both player and coach will help raise the profile of SATUC and the 2015 SATUC Cup in Egypt and across the globe. He will be instrumental in helping attract the attention which SATUC’s beneficiaries so urgently require from the public and major ...

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We are delighted to annouce that Aziz Bouderbala will be joining us as Morocco’s Honorary Ambassador for the 2017 SATUC Cup. He did an amazing job helping us in 2015 and we are very grateful to have him on board again! Aziz Bouderbala is a famous former Moroccan football player who throughout his ...

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We are delighted to announce that Abdoulaye Traore Ben Bady will be the SATUC 2017 Honorary Ambassador for the Ivory Coast! He did an amazing job helping us in 2015 and we are very grateful to have him on board again! Abdoulaye Traore is a former Ivorian international striker who was capped 40 times...

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When the first Suez Canal was opened in 1869 the rules of football were only 6 years old – and it was to be another 53 years before the first Egyptian Cup was held. By contrast, the amazing New Suez Canal opened this month – and the SATUC World Cup was being held just 23 days later! I would like...

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Sheikha waves the flag for all countries, spreading SATUC’s principles of equality, unity and breaking down barriers between nations. Sheikha was always involved with the children – talking to them, helping them, guiding them. Their friendship was wonderful to see. She sat with the crowd, raisin...

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  CAIRO – Sports legends and media from around the world have praised the debut 2015 SATUC Cup, brainchild of the young philanthropist Sheikha Al-Thani. The success of the Cairo tournament, commentators have said, has marked a bold new departure for the charitable endeavour, dedicated to ...

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SATUC World Cup for orphans which was held in Cairo under the patronage of Sheikha Sheikha Al Thani, president of SATUC foundation and founder of World Cup for orphans under the slogan “Children of the world are our children”, illustrating that there is no difference between children in regard o...

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CAIRO 7 July 2015 - In a feast of soccer and celebration in front of a star-studded crowd of 300 specially invited guests, the leading children's charity SATUC has launched the 2015 SATUC Cup at a glittering Ramadan Suhoor party in Cairo. The glittering event held in the outskirts of the Egyptian c...

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With less than two months to go until the inaugural 2015 SATUC Cup, the organisers of this unique tournament for underprivileged children are holding a special event on 7 July, 2015, to mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. Hosted by SATUC founder Princess Sheikha Al-Thani, the SATUC Ramadan...

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Sheikha Al Thani, founder of the SATUC World Cup, the international 6-a-side football tournament for refugees, orphans and disadvantaged young people, spoke about her exciting new project to some of the biggest names in football when she addressed those present at the Human Appeal Celebrity Football...

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The Syrian team participating at the 2015 SATUC World Cup has just been finalised following the successful team trials on Wednesday earlier this week (06/05/2015). Unfortunately not everyone could be selected and while there were many who were disappointed not to make the final eight, they have alre...

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SATUC is very happy to announce our latest 2015 SATUC World Cup ambassador, the wonderful HADY KHASHABA! A highly-regarded midfielder, Khashaba was a one-club man, dedicating his entire club career to Egyptian giants Al Ahly from 1991-2006 where he is fondly remembered as a club legend.   Khash...

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Last Friday, 2015 SATUC World Cup ambassador Rabah Madjer meeting SATUC founder Sheikha Al Thani for the first time, who was accompanied by Nader. Sheikha began by thanking Rabah for making the effort to come and see her and what a privilege it was for SATUC to have such a famous and influential spo...

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We are thrilled that one of the most talented and popular footballers to come out of the Middle East has decided to join us as a 2015 SATUC World Cup ambassador. The son and grandson of two Zamalek legends in their own right, Hazem decided to write his own chapter in his family’s & Zamalek’s...

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On Friday of last week, Oman captain, Wigan goalkeeper and former Premier League hero Ali Al-Habsi met with Sheikha in London to discuss his participation at the 2015 SATUC World Cup as a tournament ambassador. As a current player Ali has been very busy recently with the end of his campaign for Wiga...

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On Saturday 9th May, 2 Touch Rulz held their final trials to select the English team to compete at the SATUC World Cup from the 29th August – 3rd September 2015. The location was a fitting one, with the pitch resting under the famous arch of Wembley Stadium, the spiritual home of English football....

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In response to SATUC founder Sheikha’s invitation to Boris Johnson to join us as a tournament ambassador, we were delighted to receive a reply from the Mayor of London himself within days. As Mr Johnson explained to Sheikha, he regrettably could not take up SATUC’s offer as it would clash with t...

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Last week the final trials for the host nation drew to a close amid much fanfare and excitement with 8 lucky boys having their places confirmed at August’s tournament. The whole SATUC team and coaches were really pleased with how the event unfolded – all the boys tried their hardest, and althoug...

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Sheikha’s interview with the popular Stephen Nolan show on BBC Radio 5 Live. The radio host seemed stunned to have a real life princess set foot in his studio and was even more surprised that she was setting up a global football tournament for underprivileged children at the young age of only 15; ...

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Moroccan football star and SATUC World Cup ambassador drove 700 km all the way from Agadir to the southern city of Taroudant in Morocco to visit the underprivileged children of the Moroccan Children’s Trust (MCT), SATUC’s partner charity and an organisation focused on improving outcomes for stre...