The defending champions of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), Mumbai City FC have announced a new global deal with Expo 2020 Dubai for the 2021-22 season. This deal will make the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region the main partner of the islanders.
As part of the deal, Expo 2020 Dubai will feature on the fronts of Mumbai City FC during their domestic and Asian campaigns in the Indian Super League and AFC Champions League.
The ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai that will end on March 31, 2022, brings people and societies together. With the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, World Expo is likely to welcome 191 countries and millions of people around the world to inspire action and provide real solutions for life challenges.
Mumbai City, through this deal, will be able to bind knowledge from world-leading initiatives to grow on its values of innovation, sustainability and driving social change through football.
Shimmering the global nature of Expo 2020 and its members, as well as the diverse, multicultural population of the UAE, the link-up will feature local initiations at the World Expo with Islanders amongst a host of proceedings from stages across the world.
Kandarp Chandra, CEO of Mumbai City FC said, “We at are thrilled to announce Expo 2020 Dubai as our Principal Partner for the upcoming 2021/22 season. The World Expo is one of the most iconic events across the globe and through this partnership, we aim to learn from the global wealth of expertise at Expo 2020 in our bid to achieve sustainable success both on and off the pitch and in our communities. As we embark on an all-important season, with the ISL title defence as well as our maiden continental campaign in the 2022 AFC Champions League, we look forward to a fruitful partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai.”
Shloto Douglas-Home, Chief Sales & Marcomms Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said, “Alongside our exciting and extensive relationship with City Football Group, we are delighted that our partnership with Mumbai City FC will give us the opportunity to connect directly with so many football fans in India and the UAE. With less than five months to visit Expo 2020 Dubai before it closes, we are keen to communicate with millions of potential visitors about the unique chance to enjoy the extraordinary and unique array of cultural, educational, food and sporting experiences on offer at Expo in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We also are looking to harness the power of sport in bringing 192 nations together in a collective mission to create a better future.”
Mumbai City will begin their upcoming ISL campaign against FC Goa on 22nd November in a biosecure bubble at Fatorda Stadium, Goa.