Millions of new users followed the club's Instagram page, bringing the total tally to nearly 4 million, up from around 800,000 prior to the announcement.
Bani Yas' Brazilian midfielder Joao Pedro's goal in the 41st minute it was that reduced the margin for Bani Yas and kept them in the match. The scoreline at the end of the first half stayed the same with Al Jazira leading Bani Yas 2-1.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed hailed the significant win of the UAE Arabian Gulf League 2020-2021 by the Al Jazira's Club, commending the impressive performance of the players and administrative and coaching staff throughout the season.
The Club World Cup will feature European Champions, Chelsea; African Champions, Al Ahly; Jazira, the host nation’s league champion, who captured last season’s Arabian Gulf League, and other continental club champions.
"Strong emotions can induce heart attacks and our study indicates that losing a home game can affect supporters," said study author Dr Lukasz Kuzma of the Medical University of Bialystok in Poland.
The UAE Football Association, after assessing the situation with concerned entities, has decided to extend the suspension of football activities in the country until further notice as a precautionary measure. The decision will be reviewed after assessing the situation.
Al Wahda failed to find the back of the net during the rest of the second half, as Al Wasl sealed another victory over the Clarets to advance to the quarter final, where they will clash with Arabian Gulf League (AGL) reigning champions Sharjah.
“We shouldn’t stop working hard after this victory,” said Arruabarrena, who secured his first win since replacing Bert van Marwijk last month. “The win against South Republic must be a starting point to continue working."
This was the second encounter between the two sides in the Pro League Cup semi-finals after 2008-09 when Al Ain secured a 4-1 home win at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, before repeating a 1-0 victory at Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium, to reach the final against Al Wahda.