The UAE national team contract was completed during the current preparation program, with the players from Sharjah and Bani Yas, who participated in the preliminary round of the 2022 AFC Champions League, and the players from Al Jazeera and Al-Ittihad Kalba, after the end of the postponed match between the two teams from matchday 15 of the ADNOC Professional League.
Al-Abyad continues his daily training program on the Al-Nasr club’s sub-pitch, amid high spirits among the players, ahead of their matches against Iraq on March 24 and South Korea on March 29 in Dubai, as part of the decisive role in the first group of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
Al-Abyad’s training is continuously monitored by the Federation’s Board of Directors and the Technical and Development Committee of National Teams. Yesterday’s training was witnessed by Youssef Hussein Al-Sahlawi, Second Vice President of the Association of Football, Hamid Al-Tayer, Member of the Federation Board of Directors, Chairman of the Committee for National Teams and Technical Affairs, and Abdullah Salem bin Touq, Member of the Committee, together with Mohamed Ahmed Al-Marri, Chairman of Al-Nasr Football Company.
The Emirates team is awaiting the decision of the International and Asian Federations on the determination of the stadium to host the “Al-Obeid” match against its host Iraq, in the ninth day of Group A, scheduled for March 24, after the International and Asian Federations announced, through a joint decision, that the match would be moved to a neutral stadium, whose identity will be announced in the next few hours.
The “Al-Abyad” coaching staff, led by Argentine Rodolfo Arruabarina, decided to include Habib Al-Fardan, Ittihad Kalba midfielder, on the list in exchange for excluding Sebastián Tigali, an Al-Nasr player, due to injury. and was given the opportunity to complete his treatment program.
Rodolfo Arruabarina is interested in coordinating with the coach of the Olympic team, Denis Silva, the training sessions and the monitoring of all the players.