U17 World Cup mascot revealed in Dubai

The FIFA U17 World Cup UAE 2013 tournament is to be held in the UAE later this year
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The mascot of the FIFA U17 World Cup UAE 2013 tournament, to be held in the UAE, has been unveiled during a ceremony in Dubai. The mascot is named Shaqran, after a popular type of falcon in the Emirates.(Getty Images)
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Shaqran poses for a picture with dignitaries, including the UAE national team’s star player, Omar Abdul Rahman.(Getty Images)
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The FIFA U17 World Cup will take place in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah from 17 October to 8 November, and is set to be the largest football event in the nation’s history.(Getty Images)
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President of the Emirati Football Federation and head of the organising committte for the FIFA U17 World Cup UAE 2013, Yussef al-Serkal, during the unveiling ceremony of the tournament at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi in March.(Getty Images)
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Children surround the official emblem of the U17 World Cup during the unveiling ceremony.(Getty Images)
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Football fever is high in the UAE, following the nation’s success in the Gulf Cup in January, where Oman Abdul Rahman was named the tournament’s best player.(Getty Images)
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Held in Bahrain, Abdul Rahman scored as the UAE beat Iraq in the final.(Getty Images)