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2014 round of 16
Week 12 Headlines:
Sharjah 1-0 Al Shaab: Kim Jung-Woo seals Sharjah derby win
Al Wasl 1-1 Bani Yas: Mohamed Naser snatches late draw
Al Dhafra 1-1 Al Nasr: Deadlock in Al Dhafra
Al Shabab 3-1 Emirates: Hawks complete turnaround to beat Falcons
Al Jazira 2-1 Al Ain: Thrilling comeback in classic derby
Dubai 1-1 Al Wahda: Points shared in Al Awir
Ajman 1-2 Al Ahli: Red Knights hit Oranges with late blow
Incredibly unethical! Sebastián Tagliabúe (Al Wahda) scores when side were returning the ball to Dubai
Friday, December 27th, 2013
We’ve seen it before (Luiz Adriano in the Champions League) but it still shocks us nonetheless.
With Dubai 1-0 up, they kicked the ball out of play so a player could receive treatment for an injury,
Al Wahda did the right thing and kicked the ball back to the opposition goalkeeper.
Striker Sebastián Tagliabúe saw this as an opportunity and with the Dubai side all standing still, he went ahead and equalised for the away side.
Dubai were not best pleased and ended up drawing 1-1 due to the very controversial incident.
your opinion about the goal
Pro League Committee participates in 8th Dubai International Sports Conference
The Pro League Committee is participating in the 8th Dubai International Sports Conference, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, and taking place at Madinat Jumeirah on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th December. The opening day of the Conference saw Pro League Committee Executive Office member H.E. Hamad Nekhirat Al Ameri take his place on the panel of speakers for a discussion session entitled ‘Investment in Football’, where he was joined by Carlo Tavecchio, Vice President of the Italian Football Association, Roy Aitken, Sporting Director of Al Ahli FC, and Mike Farnan, former Commercial Director of Manchester United.
Other highlights of the opening day of the 8th Dubai International Sports Conference included a panel discussion between high-profile football managers Pep Guardiola, Fabio Capello and Antonio Conte, which followed on from the opening session involving former international referee and current UEFA Chief Referee Officer Pierluigi Collina, and Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was presented with Globe Soccer’s Fans’ Favourite Player of the Year Award at the opening ceremony.
Muscat/ Monday December 30, 2013: The UAE Olympic football national team carried out their first training session on Sunday at the Fanja playground immediately after the squad touched down in Muscat. All the players took part in the workout which lasted for 90 minutes.
The UAE team’s manager Jamal Bu Hindi contacted the Omani FA to facilitate their mission regarding the training venues.
The Olympic national team will camp in Muscat up to January 8. They will take on Jordan on January 3 and one of the Asian teams three days later in the process.
UAE take on North Korea, Syria and Yemen in Group-B. They will start their campaign against Syria on January 11, Yemen on January 13 and conclude their preliminary round with the final outing against North Korea on January 15.
January 2nd 2014
Al Ain will host Al Wasl in their final match in Tahnon bin Mohamed stadium before moving to their new home ground Hazza bin Zayed stadium
Al Ain 3-0 Al Wasl: 2014 begins with a win for The Boss
Al Nasr 5-1 Dubai: Five Star Blues down Dubai
Al Wahda 2-0 Al Shaab: Peseiro’s side on the up
Al Ahli 3-1 Al Dhafra: Red Knights 6 points clear at halfway stage
Bani Yas 1-1 Al Shabab: 10-man Sky Blues battle for draw
Emirates 1-1 Ajman: All square in Ras Al Khaimah
Sharjah 1-1 Al Jazira: Last-minute equaliser punishes 10-man Al Jazira
Muscat/ Saturday January 4th 2014:
The UAE Olympic national team were held to a 1-1 draw by their Jordanian counterparts in a friendly at the Al Shabab playground in Muscat on Friday. Both sides are preparing for the upcoming AFC U-22 Cup finals scheduled to kick off later next week.
Yousuf Saeed put the Whites ahead in the 22nd minute, but the Jordanians bounced back and leveled the result through Bilal Quaidder in the 58th minute.
It worth mentioning that, UAE take on North Korea, Syria and Yemen in Group-B. They will start their campaign against Syria on January 11th, Yemen on January 13th and conclude their preliminary round with the final outing against North Korea on January 15th.
Adnan Hussain (left) played against Al Dhafrah after
the first-team secretary failed to notify the mangment
Al Ahli caretaker coach Catalin Raducan believes his side’s three-point deduction in the AG League will serve only to galvanise the team as they head into the second half of the season.
The decision was taken by the UAE FA’s disciplinary committee to dock Al Ahli three points for fielding a suspended player in Friday’s 3-1 win over Al Dhafra.
With Al Ahli leading 3-0, Adnan Hussain came on as a second half substitute despite being suspended for the game after accruing three yellow cards over the course of the season.
Despite the points penalty, Al Ahli remain top of the AG League, although that lead has now been halved.
While those inside the club were believed to be angered and frustrated at the oversight, Raducan claims that the team’s latest setback will only pull the players together.
Midfielder Prediger to replace Marcelinho at Baniyas
Sebastian Prediger, the Argentine defensive midfielder, has signed a deal with Baniyas after turning down offers from Estudiantes and the Mexico club Atlante.
Prediger, 27, playing for Colon in the Argentina Primera Division, will be replacing the Brazilian Marcelinho in Jorge da Silva’s line-up.
The Brazilian striker Jose Rogerio has also arrived in the country and has started training with Al Dhafra after passing his medicals. The 23 year old comes on loan from Brazilian club Nautico and will replace the Ghanaian Emmanuel Clottey in the line-up.
Chelsea star Michael Essien set to join Asamoah Gyan at UAE side Al Ain
UAE giants Al Ain have launched an ambitious bid to sign the Ghana superstar Michael Essien from English side Chelsea and unite him with his compatriot Asamoah Gyan at the Emirate club with a deal expected this week, GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal.
Sources close to the midfielder have told Ghana’s leading football news outfit Ghanasoccernet.com that Al Ain directors have made initial inquiries about signing the want-away player from the Blues.
Venezuelan midfielder Jesús Manuel "Chiki" Meza who currently plays for Al Arabi club in Qatar might have signed for Al Shaab
Yalcin Ayhan is set to become the first Turkish football player to play in the UAE top flight after agreeing to a deal with Al Wasl.
Al Ain close to sign Rajaa Casablanca player Mohsin Moutouali
Al Shabab extends Azizbek Haydarov contract for three more years
Dubai officially signs Morrocan international Salah-Eddine Saidi from FAR de Rabat
source Struggling Valdez could be shown Al Jazira exit, Possible replacements have already been linked with the club, including Celtic’s Greek striker Georgios Samaras, while coach Walter Zenga is believed to have been in touch with agents yesterday over prospective signings.
Samaras is currently the frontrunner, being not only a similar fit to Valdez but also unhappy at Parkhead.
UAE Olympic lose to Al Suwaiq
The UAE Olympic national team were narrowly beaten 1-0 by the Omani senior pro-league club Al Suwaiq in their second warm up at Al Shabab playground here on Tuesday. The boys in white are preparing for the inaugural edition of the AFC U-22 Cup finals scheduled to kick off here on Saturday with 16 sides in the fray.
Sayed Ahmed headed home the all-important goal of the fast-paced clash 19 minutes into the first half.
The UAE started with keeper Ahmed Shabiyah, defenders Abdul Salam Mohammed, Saif Al Meqbali, Khalid Sirwash, midfielders Salim Ali, Ali Salmeen, Khalfan Mubarak, Walid Ambar with Ahmed Rabie and Yousuf Saeed upfront. All the short-listed players were given the chance to show up with the exception of the keeper.
Meanwhile, UAE will start their Asian campaign against Syria on Saturday at Al Seeb Complex.
Rana Robaya & Mariam Jasim became the first two women referees to receive a FIFA badge
Maybe the UAEFA should give them a chance to officiate the men's league games now after the disasters we've been seeing from the "best AFC refs"
January 8th 2014: results
Al Ahli 4-2 Dubai: Red Knights on the up again
Al Nasr 0-2 Al Wahda: Damian Diaz double seals win
Emirates 2-3 Al Dhafra: 6 points in a week for Al Dhafra
Al Jazira 3-0 Al Shaab: Nelson at the double
January 9th 2014:
Baniyas - Ajman
Sharjah - Al Wasl
Al Ain - Al Shabab
January 9th 2014:
Baniyas 4-1 Ajman: SKY BLUES PUNISH STRUGGLING ORANGES
Sharjah 2-0 Al Wasl: TWO PENALTIES WIN IT FOR THE KINGS
Al Ain 0-0 Al Shabab: DEADLOCK AT TAHNON BIN MOHAMED STADIUM
UAE, Syria split points in AFC U-22 Cup opener
Goals from Hamid Mido and Saif Khalfan meant Syria and the United Arab Emirates shared a draw in their opening AFC U-22 Championship game with a 1-1 stalemate at Seeb Stadium on Saturday.
Midfielder Mido delighted the watching Syrian fans with a powerful header after 34 minutes, but UAE quickly responded through defender Khalfan with the equaliser just two minutes later.
Quarter-Final January 13th
Al Ain 2( 9 pk 8 )2 Al Wasl
Al Wahda 2-4 Al Ahli
Al Nasr 3-2 Al Thaid
Al Dhafra 1-0 Al Shabab
Al Nasr - Al Ain
Al Dhafra - Al Ahli
UAE lads live up to the challenge, hold Korea and advance to the semis
The UAE Olympic national team held North Korea to a goalless draw and made it into the last eight of the ongoing AFC U-22 Cup finals at Al Seeb Stadium here on Wednesday. The Whites finished second behind Group-B pace setters Syria with five points from two draws and a win in three group stage starts. The Syrians beat hapless Yemen 1-0 and topped the standings list with seven points.
AG League Standings
UAE lads lose Jordan, bow out
A goal seven minutes from time by Ibrahim Daldoom took Jordan through to the semi-finals of the AFC U-22 Championship after recording a 1-0 victory over the United Arab Emirates at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Sunday.
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