Abu Dhabi The UAE has achieved yet another victory after Fifa decided to allow them to host the finals for the 2013 Under-17 World Cup, beating Denmark and Ghana.

The UAE has already organised and hosted the finals of the 2003 Under-20 World Cup, the Fifa Club World Cup in 2009 and 2010 and the Beach Football World Cup finals in 2009.

The UAE has also applied to host both the 2013 Fifa Under-20 World Cup, which went to Turkey and the 2014 Women's Under-17 World Cup, which will be organised in Canada.

Saeed Abdul Gaffar, the Vice-Chairman of the UAE FA, who attended the meeting of Fifa Executive Board on Thursday, said: "It was a good achievement to beat such other applicants..."