The Transitional Committee of the Football Association resolved a number of important files, following its formation after the resignation of the former Football Association Board headed by Eng. Marwan bin Ghalita, and Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the leadership of the Transitional Committee, in preparation for the coming period.
Despite the value of the matters dealt with by the committee in the previous period, there are two prominent challenges that concern the sports street more than anything else, which are the results of the team in the joint qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asia 2023, as well as the most prominent merit before that next January, from During the Olympic team competition for a seat qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The former manager of Al-Nasr team, Khalid Obaid, believed that the most important thing that concerns the sports street and fans of Emirati football is witnessing a tangible improvement in the results of the teams and clubs in their external participation.
He assured «Emirates Today»: “The priority for the transitional committee, in the coming days, is to establish a strong calendar for the team.” He explained: “There must be a quick resolution in the friendly matches that will be played by the white during the stopping periods, and determined within 10 days at the latest from Now, in front of teams, to suit the needs of the team in the resumption of the upcoming playoffs.
It is noteworthy that the committee closed many files, including hiring the Serbian, Ivan Jovanovic, as coach of the team, following the departure of the Dutch van Marwijk, along with organizational files by announcing the members of the Amateur Clubs Development Committee and the Financial Committee, the Committee on the Status and Transfer of Players, the Community Affairs Committee, the Committee for Elections and Affairs Technical, Referees Committee, and Competitions Committee.
Pending the elections for the new union, next March, the transitional committee will be responsible for preparing the first and Olympic team for the next two entitlements. It is noteworthy that Al-Abyad suffered, in the previous period, poor results, as it ranks fourth in the Group Seven in the World Cup qualifiers, with 6 points, behind leaders 11 points, Vietnam (Malaysia) and Thailand (eight), while Indonesia appends the group without points.
The team won two games and lost the same, but in the playoffs, which will resume at the end of next March, they must win the four games in order to maintain their chance to reach the final stage of the playoffs.
And Jovanovic became required to use the next short period to prepare the team well, and choose the best combination to meet Malaysia on 26 of it, then Indonesia on 30 of the same month, before hosting respectively Vietnam and Thailand.
The second merit is the Olympic participation in the Asian U-23 Cup, which will be held in Thailand next January, as the team will play in Group D with Vietnam, North Korea and Jordan, and it must reach a position from the first three, in order to obtain a seat qualified for the Olympics in Japan 2020 Or, fourth, if Japan qualified for the semi-finals, marking the second time that the team reached these games after London 2012. Khaled Obaid said: “It is not possible to overlook the importance of running the Olympic qualifiers for Asia, which we hope will qualify for the second time to the Olympics.” , While stressing that it is in light of the Asian Olympic link Wei, the first team must use new faces, so that the technical staff gets the largest possible period to get to know the players, and prepare them for the next stage. He continued: «There is no doubt that the results of the first team are among the most important priorities of the transitional committee, especially after the poor results in the elimination of the qualifiers, while the participation of clubs in the AFC Champions League will certainly be one of the things that we hope will be positive, because it is in the interest of the UAE football, to develop the performance of players "To help the national team appear well."
It is noteworthy that the transitional committee is also concerned, albeit indirectly, with the participation of Emirates clubs in the AFC Champions League, in which this season Sharjah, Al Ain, Al Ahly Youth and Al Wahda will compete, because the results of the clubs in the end are in the interest of the team.
- The transitional committee settled many important files
In the past short period, most notably the formation of committees,
As well as hiring a new coach for the first team.
- Three months remaining until Al-Abyad resume qualifying
The World Cup, while the Olympic compete for a card
Eligible for the Tokyo Olympics next January.