Cristiano Ronaldo at Dubai International Sports Conference Today

The organisers of 14th edition of the Dubai International Sports Conference pulled off a late coup when they confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the speakers at the forum late on Friday evening. The five-time Fifa Footballer of the Year, now playing for Juventus, had been in the emirate on a winter break and his presence will certainly add more sheen to the programme.

The Portuguese joins several big names of the world of football, led by Wales coach and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs and Lucy Bronze, Uefa Women’s Player of the Year 2019, for the one-day summit to be held at the Madinat Jumeirah on Saturday.

Established as a forum for discussing the global development of the game the conference brings together influential leaders, among them chairmen, directors, referees, agents players and coaches to share their combined proficiency and experience to deliberate on ‘Global Issues and ‘Focused Topics’ that are impacting the industry.

Topics on the agenda also include subjects such as ‘English football Back to the top’, Empowering Women in Football, ‘football changing the Future’ and ‘Modern Training and Technology.

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