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
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)
Shaqran poses for a picture with dignitaries, including the UAE national team’s star player, Omar Abdul Rahman.(Getty Images)
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)
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)
Children surround the official emblem of the U17 World Cup during the unveiling ceremony.(Getty Images)
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)
Held in Bahrain, Abdul Rahman scored as the UAE beat Iraq in the final.(Getty Images)