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Guardiola's Arabian homecoming party

December 9, 2009
By Matthias Krug
Excitement is visibly and audibly mounting here in the Middle East, that brave new world of football development and investment, as the FIFA Club World Cup begins in earnest in Abu Dhabi.

The region is rapidly making a name as a new market for football expansion, but not just for the big-money takeovers that have made news in the Premier League and elsewhere. Abu Dhabi's neighbours Qatar are in the midst of an ambitious bid for the 2022 World Cup, whilst Dubai recently hosted the FIFA ...

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