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 trophy will be on display on Tuesday also at the Aussie Park five-a-side pitch at Expo’s Sports, Fitness and Wellbeing Hub, as part of special City Football Schools sessions, with photo opportunities with the trophies after the session.
Skipper Fawaz Awana scored deep into additional time to hand visiting Bani Yas a hard-fought 2-1 win against Al Dhafra in the early game of the Pro League on Thursday.
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.
Sharjah coach Abdulaziz Al Anbari urged his team to give their best and not to take Al Wasl, who are four places adrift of the Kings on the points table, lightly.
The UAE preparatory camp has been marred by the injury of the frontline players like Fabio Lima and Ali Salmeen. The duo of Salmeen and Lima had to leave the camp after picking up injuries.
The Nov.22 launch is part of a programme set up by the Saudi Arabia Football Federation in 2017 to support women's football. According to the federation, the new women's league will be playing in two phases within the regional league.
The 33-year-old has been with Al Jazira since 2004 and has made 431 appearances for the club in the local competitions, and won the UAE President Cup 3 times, the Arabian Gulf League 2 times, the UAE Confederation Cup and the Arabian Gulf Cup.
Six of the eight stadiums that will host next year’s big event being used for the FIFA Arab Cup: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, and Education City Stadium.