Looking to compensate for the failure of the past version

Sharjah begins his "Asian Champions" campaign against the Air Force

Sharjah drew 1-1 with Bani Yas in the 23rd round. Emirates Today

Sharjah, the host of the second group of the AFC Champions League, will start its matches in the tournament with a difficult confrontation against the Iraqi Air Force today at ten o'clock in the evening at the Sharjah Club Stadium, while Pakhtakor, the Uzbek team and the Iranian Tractor, will tell the tape of the group matches at the opening meeting at seven o'clock in the evening. Tournament matches according to the precautionary measures for the current health conditions.

Sharjah has completed its complete readiness for this confrontation in search of a strong start that will be the best gift to its fans on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, and pave the way to win the qualification card for the round of 16 and reach an advanced stage, especially since the championship is held on its land and on its stadium.

The best stage Sharjah has reached in this tournament is the quarter-finals in 2004.

Sharjah is counting on the high spirits that prevail among the players, and the team closed the page of the local league temporarily after its last match against Bani Yas, which ended in a 1-1 draw in the 23rd round.

In the last period, Sharjah has suffered many difficulties, which caused the decline of its results and delayed its ranking from first to fourth in the Arab Gulf League.

The coach of the team, Abdulaziz Al-Anbari, tried, during the recent period, to prepare his team well to compete in the important Asian merit, and to reflect a different image from the one that started, finally, in the UAE League.

Sharjah, the Arab Gulf League title holder in the previous season, is seeking a strong and honorable appearance that will erase the modest image that he appeared in the last edition in September of last year, when he bid farewell to the Asian competition from the group stage, after he received a big loss against the Iranian team Persepolis with four clean goals. .

Sharjah's list of this tournament included 30 players, and its Brazilian striker Wilton Swarizis is out of his accounts due to illness, but he is counting in return on the services of his star Igor Cornado, along with Brazilian Caio Lucas, and his compatriot Luan Pereira, who was added, finally, to the list of the Asian team.

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