Bani Yas and Khorfakkan players in action during their AGL match on Saturday.
Pedro Conde cancelled out Joao Figueiredo’s opening goal, as Al Dhafra and Al Wasl played out a 1-1 draw at Hamdan Bin Zayed Stadium in the 13th round match of the Arabian Gulf League (AGL) on Saturday.
Shabab Al Ahli extended their lead at the top of the Arabian Gulf League table after a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Sharjah at Rashid Stadium in matchweek 13 on Friday.
Khorfakkan recorded the first win of the season as they defeated Sharjah 2-1, at Khaled Bin Mohamed Stadium in matchweek 14 of the Arabian Gulf League on Wednesday.
Al Wasl played out a 3-3 thrilling draw with Sharjah at Zabeel Stadium in matchweek 22 of the Arabian Gulf League on Saturday. Joao Figueiredo opened the scoring for Al Wasl in the 15th minute before doubling the hosts’ lead just four minutes before halftime.
Messi's 789th goal in his 1,000th career appearance — but first in the knockout rounds of the World Cup -- helped set up a last-eight clash with the unbeaten Netherlands on Friday.
The qualifying round matches will start at 10am on Sunday, while the main round matches will start from Monday. The final will be played on Saturday evening (December 11).
The Netherlands, bidding to win their first World Cup after losing in three previous finals, will face Argentina or Australia in the last eight.