United Arab Emirates Football Thread

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    29.8.:

    UAE-Bahrain

    UAE is in ACQ group with Uzbekistan,India and Malaysia.

    UAE is in WCQ grouip with Iran,KSA,NK and SK.

    League starts on 19.9.08 with following teams:

    AHLI (CUP-WINNER)
    WASL
    WAHDA
    NASR
    JAZIRA
    SHARJAH
    SHABAB (CHAMPION)
    SHAAB
    AIN
    DHAFRA
    KHALEEJ (PROMOTED)
    AJMAN (PROMOTED)

    EMIRATE AND HATTA ARE RELEGATED


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    Arabian Champions League

    Al Shaab will fly the flag for UAE, opening up against Al Marreekh of Sudan, game to be played 27th October
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    International Friendly Result

    UAE 2 - 3 Bahrain

    Goals:

    Adnan 12' (Bahrain)
    Matar 35' (p) (UAE)
    Saeed Al Shehhi 51' (UAE)
    Adnan 75' (Bahrain)
    Aldekeel 79' (Bahrain)


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    Super Cup (14th September)

    Al Shabab - Al Ahli

    League

    Opening day fixtures (19th Sept)

    Al-Khaleej - Al-Dhafra

    Ajman - Al-Wasl

    Al-Shabab - Al-Shaab

    Al-Ain - Al-Sharjah

    Al-Nasr - Al-Ahli

    Al-Jazira - Al-Wehda
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    Al Shaab are taking Morocco midfielder Merouane Zemmama from Scottish club Hibernian for a season long loan.

    The player has a great future ahead of him and should light up the league, but due to personnel circumstances, he has gone to the UAE to be with his pregnant wife who is not allowed in the UK.
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    National Team

    WC Qualifiers

    6th Sept
    UAE - North Korea (Mohamed Bin Zayid Stadium, Abu Dhabi)

    10th Sept
    UAE - Saudi Arabia (Mohamed Bin Zayid Stadium, Abu Dhabi)
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    World Cup Qualification Results and Stats

    UAE 1:2 North Korea

    Goal: Bashir Saeed 86'

    Disipline
    Yellow: ABDULLA MALALLAH (72')


    Next Match - 10th Sept
    UAE - Saudi Arabia (Mohamed Bin Zayid Stadium, Abu Dhabi)
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    Domestic League

    September Fixtures

    19.09.2008 Ajman Club - Al Wasl Dubai
    19.09.2008 Al Ain - Sharjah
    19.09.2008 Al Nasr Dubai - Ahli Dubai
    19.09.2008 Al Shabab Dubai - Al Shaab Sharjah
    19.09.2008 Jazira Abu Dhabi - Al Wehda Abu Dhabi
    19.09.2008 Khaleej Khor Fakkan - Al Dhafra

    25.09.2008 Ahli Dubai - Ajman Club
    25.09.2008 Al Dhafra - Al Ain
    25.09.2008 Al Shaab Sharjah - Al Nasr Dubai
    25.09.2008 Al Wasl Dubai - Al Wehda Abu Dhabi
    25.09.2008 Jazira Abu Dhabi - Khaleej Khor Fakkan
    25.09.2008 Sharjah - Al Shabab Dubai
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    UAE Super Cup - 14th September

    Al Shabab - Al Ahli
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    Does anyone know what time the Al Jazira v Al Wahda game is on?
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    Check this link from the Al Jazira official website: http://jc.ae/web2/index.php?goto=match

    It states that the game will kick off at 9:30 and that the game is reversed, so it's Al Wahda V Al Jazira playing at Al Nahyan Stadium.

    The fixtures i brought before are posted on another website www.goalzz.com, but i'm sure the official site of Al Jazira is more correct.

    All other fixtures for the opening weeks do seem to be correct.

    Al Jazira site (again click on the link above) has a good set of fixtures with dates and times of kick off for the first 3 weeks of the season.
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    Super Cup 2008:

    Ahli-Shabab 1-0 aet

    Ahli scored a penalty in second half of et.Shabab got a penalty 1 min before end,but didn´t score.Very interesting match.Watched it on Dubai Sports.
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    Domestic League - Round 1 Results

    19.09.2008 Ajman Club 0 - 1 Al Wasl Dubai
    19.09.2008 Al Ain 4 - 0 Sharjah
    19.09.2008 Al Nasr Dubai 2 - 4 Ahli Dubai
    19.09.2008 Al Shabab Dubai 2 - 0 Al Shaab Sharjah
    19.09.2008 Jazira Abu Dhabi 1 - 1 Al Wehda Abu Dhabi
    19.09.2008 Khaleej Khor Fakkan 1 - 3 Al Dhafra


    Round 2 set of matches are set for 25th September
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    Cool.. just got back from Al Wahda-al Jazira. Not a bad game but kinda disapointing turnout for the Abu dhabi derby match. Might have something to do with the downturn fortunes of the home club in recent years.
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    Domestic League - Round 2 Results

    25.09.2008 Ahli Dubai 2 - 0 Ajman Club
    25.09.2008 Al Dhafra 0 - 0 Al Ain
    25.09.2008 Al Shaab Sharjah 1 - 2 Al Nasr Dubai
    25.09.2008 Al Wasl Dubai 2 - 4 Al Wehda Abu Dhabi
    25.09.2008 Jazira Abu Dhabi 6 - 1 Khaleej Khor Fakkan
    25.09.2008 Sharjah 4 - 2 Al Shabab Dubai



    Some big results this week, the likes of Al Ain will be disapointed in only getting a draw. Last years champions Al Shabab Dubai will be very disapointed in getting stuffed 4-2.

    Although, early in the season, the league winners will take part in the 2009 Club World Championship, to be held in UAE, so every point is valuable.
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    National Team - New Coach

    DUBAI: France's Dominique Batheney, the assistant of previous United Arab Emirates coach Bruno Metsu who resigned, was named the new boss by the UAE football federation on Thursday.

    Local press reports said Batheney had a one-year contract though the federation gave no indication in their statement, which said Batheney would "begin his post at the head of the national team on September 25".

    Batheney's task will be to lead the team in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa, the AFC Asian Cup finals in 2011 in Qatar, and the Gulf Cup, starting on January 14 in Muscat, Oman.

    Metsu standing down after the UAE lost both of their opening matches in the final Asian qualifying round for the 2010 World Cup.

    Batheney, who had temporarily taken charge of the UAE team in 2005 during the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, leads the team in an important World Cup qualifier in Korea Republic on October 15. In their build-up, they meet Japan on October 9 in a friendly.

    http://www.the-afc.com/eng/articles/viewArticle.jsp_168132608.html
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    Domestic League Fixtures - October

    04.10.2008 Ajman Club - Al Shaab Sharjah
    04.10.2008 Al Nasr Dubai - Sharjah
    04.10.2008 Al Shabab Dubai - Al Dhafra
    04.10.2008 Al Wehda Abu Dhabi - Ahli Dubai
    04.10.2008 Jazira Abu Dhabi - Al Wasl Dubai
    04.10.2008 Khaleej Khor Fakkan - Al Ain

    24.10.2008 Ahli Dubai - Jazira Abu Dhabi
    24.10.2008 Al Ain - Al Shabab Dubai
    24.10.2008 Al Dhafra - Al Nasr Dubai
    24.10.2008 Al Shaab Sharjah - Al Wehda Abu Dhabi
    24.10.2008 Al Wasl Dubai - Khaleej Khor Fakkan
    24.10.2008 Sharjah - Ajman Club

    Etisalat Emirates Cup 2008/09

    3 Groups of 4
    Group winners and best runner up qualify for semi finals

    Group A:
    Al Dhafra
    Sharjah
    Al Wehda Abu Dhabi
    Al Shabab Dubai

    Group B:
    Al Wasl Dubai
    Khaleej Khor Fakkan
    Jazira Abu Dhabi
    Al Shaab Sharjah

    Group C:
    Ajman Club
    Al Nasr Dubai
    Al Ain
    Al Ahli Dubai

    October Cup Fixtures:

    10.10.2008 Al Shabab Dubai - Al Wehda Abu Dhabi
    10.10.2008 Al Dhafra - Sharjah
    10.10.2008 Al Shaab Sharjah - Al Wasl Dubai
    10.10.2008 Khaleej Khor Fakkan - Jazira Abu Dhabi
    10.10.2008 Al Ain - Ajman Club
    10.10.2008 Al Nasr Dubai - Al Ahli Dubai

    17.10.2008 Sharjah - Al Shabab Dubai
    17.10.2008 Al Wehda Abu Dhabi - Al Dhafra
    17.10.2008 Jazira Abu Dhabi - Al Shaab Sharjah
    17.10.2008 Al Wasl Dubai - Khaleej Khor Fakkan
    17.10.2008 Al Ahli Dubai - Al Ain
    17.10.2008 Ajman Club - Al Nasr Dubai
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    Hi there

    I am the editor of Robinho's official website (www.robinhoofficial.com). I am keen to speak to one or two football fans in the UAE, to talk about Manchester City and Robinho, and hear their views on the takeover by ADIG.

    Is there increased interest in Manchester City?

    What do you make of Robinho's arrival?

    Will it help raise football's profile in UAE?

    I'd be very pleased to hear from any of you with something to say about this.

    You can contact me at [email protected] if you would like to.

    Best wishes,
    Dan
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    Domestic League

    Week 3 Results

    04.10.2008 Ajman Club 2 - 1 Al Shaab Sharjah
    04.10.2008 Al Nasr Dubai 2 - 3 Sharjah
    04.10.2008 Al Shabab Dubai 1 - 0 Al Dhafra
    04.10.2008 Al Wehda Abu Dhabi 4 - 1 Ahli Dubai
    04.10.2008 Jazira Abu Dhabi 3 - 2 Al Wasl Dubai
    04.10.2008 Khaleej Khor Fakkan 0 - 2 Al Ain

    Al Jazira, Al Ain and AL Wahda tied at the top on 3 points. Khaleej and Al Shaab still waiting to pick up points.

    League takes a break until 24th, cup matches start next Friday (10th)
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    Interesting article on the AFC website www.the-afc.com

    Has the lack of quality playing time for UAE national team strikers in the local league blunted their sharpness in front of goal?
    By R. Ravi Kumar

    Consider this: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) scored seven goals in the third round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign to progress to the final phase. Four of these goals were scored by Al Wahda pin-up Ismael Matar.

    Incidentally, Al Wahda were one of two clubs hardly active in the bustling transfer market before the 2008-09 season opened which saw 10 UAE outfits jostling to sign 25 foreigners for the action ahead.

    And of these, 17 are strikers, mostly Brazilians, while the rest are mid-fielders, in a clear indication of the clubs’ relentless pursuit of glory which saw them splash out to fill key limited positions in front of goal with big-name imports.

    In fact, Al Jazeera (two), Sharjah (two) and Al Wasl (three) entered the market only to buy strikers.

    This trend over the years has arguably led to an acute shortage of playing time for local talent, who form the vanguard of the national team, and is now translating into a drought of goals in crunch competitions.

    Matar and Faisal Khalil of Al Ahli currently carry the striking burden for the UAE alongwith Ismael Al Hammadi (Al Ahli), Mohamed Al Shehhi (Al Wahda), Saif Mohamed (Al Ain) and Mohamed Ibrahim (Al Nasr).

    But with Khalil’s national team form in a nosedive, successive coaches have been forced to stake their all on a 4-5-1 formation with Matar as the sole spearhead.

    And it is indeed debatable if all of the strikers on the roster - save Matar and Khalil - get sufficient quality time in the middle with their respective clubs to keep them sharp, fit and creative for onerous national team duties.

    Another telling statistic is that over the last five editions of the league, the number of UAE nationals figuring in the top-10 goalscorers’ chart has plummeted.

    In 2004-05, there were three UAE nationals in the list and the number increased to four the next season. In 2006-07, there were just two players in the upper echeleons of the goal-scoring list and this dropped to just one - Khalil - last season, in a depressing pointer to the manner in which the national team’s striking options are being blunted.

    Players who don’t figure prominently in the clubs’ domestic campaigns are routinely axed from the national team but new UAE coach Frenchman Dominique Bathenay, who took over recently from compatriot Bruno
    Metsu, can hardly afford this approach due to the limited hitmen at his command.

    The Frenchman, however, has made a tentative start by dropping Khalil, last season’s top scorer, from his squad for the next match against Korea Republic on October 15 and calling up Ahmed Mubarak instead.

    The UAE media reported that the outgoing Metsu minced no words when informing the UAE FA of the lack of promise and quality in the local players after watching the first round of the league.

    Seen in the light of Metsu’s remarks and the startling evidence at hand, the national team’s striking woes look set to continue until UAE nationals get more opportunities to hone their skills in domestic matches.
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    October Etisalat Cup Results:

    Group A

    10.10.2008 Al Shabab Dubai 3 - 3 Al Wehda Abu Dhabi
    10.10.2008 Al Dhafra 1 - 1 Sharjah

    Group B

    10.10.2008 Al Shaab Sharjah 1 - 1 Al Wasl Dubai
    10.10.2008 Khaleej Khor Fakkan 2 - 3 Jazira Abu Dhabi

    Group C

    10.10.2008 Al Ain 1 - 0 Ajman Club
    10.10.2008 Al Nasr Dubai 2 - 0 Al Ahli Dubai
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    shouldn't Kumar writes about cricket instead? :D

    Well, IMO their are few quality strikers in UAE but it was Metsu's choice not to play with any strikers the entire campaign. He played Khalil few games for the last one year and Mattar is a versatile player but he is a midfielder not a striker (can be a second striker or play best behind strikers)! I would raise a question mark on his players selection both up front and back but It should be positive for UAE that he is gone!
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    October Etisalat Cup Results:

    2nd Matchday Results

    Group A
    17.10.2008 Sharjah 1 - 4 Al Shabab Dubai
    17.10.2008 Al Wehda Abu Dhabi 1 - 0 Al Dhafra


    Group B

    17.10.2008 Jazira Abu Dhabi 5 - 0 Al Shaab Sharjah
    17.10.2008 Al Wasl Dubai 3 - 3 Khaleej Khor Fakkan

    Group C

    17.10.2008 Al Ahli Dubai 1 - 1 Al Ain
    17.10.2008 Ajman Club 1 - 0 Al Nasr Dubai

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