Toni Pérez receives the handball team of the Arab Emirates

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Toni Pérez receives the handball team of the Arab Emirates.
Toni Pérez receives the handball team of the Arab Emirates.

The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, accompanied by the Councilor for Sports, Mariló Cebreros, has received this morning the National Handball Team of the United Arab Emirates that has chosen Benidorm for its preparation of the Asian Cup to be held from 16 to 27 January in Kuwait. The delegation was headed by the Vice President of the Federation of the Emirates, Mohamed Sherif.

Zupo Equisoaín, former coach of Benidorm Handball and national coach, chose our city for this preparatory phase of the Asian tournament that will lead to four places for the Olympic Games.

The Emirati team is in Benidorm since last Monday, December 30 and will remain training at Palau de Sports l'Illa in Benidorm until Wednesday, January 8, playing matches with teams from the University of Alicante and San Juan, given that Asobal League teams have vacations for the league stop. On Thursday the 9th they will return to Abu Dhabi.

Sherif has highlighted the tourist and architectural identities between Benidorm and Abu Dhabi and outlined the quality of the sports facilities and hospitality of the city towards the Emirates National Team.