Al-Marri: We sought to hold as many matches as possible during the weekend

The Professional League adopts the dates of the first round matches of the League

  • The Arabian Gulf League matches promise great excitement and club in the new season.

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The UAE Professional League has approved the dates of the first round matches of the Arab Gulf League, which includes 13 rounds, starting on August 19, and continuing until January 7.

Member of the Association’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Technical Committee Hassan Talib Al-Marri confirmed, in a statement, yesterday, that “the Association sought to hold the largest possible number of matches during the weekend, taking into account the upcoming international stops, and keenness to support the march of our national team in the decisive role of the qualifying qualifiers.” to the 2022 World Cup, in addition to supporting the participation of Al Wahda and Sharjah in the AFC Champions League and anticipation of one of them completing their journey in the continental championship, where the deal will be flexible to serve the representatives of Emirati football in the external forum.

Al-Marri said: "The association sought to complete the schedule in full and provide it to the clubs about a month before the start of the Arab Gulf League, in order to give the clubs the opportunity to prepare and plan appropriately according to the principle of partnership that we follow with it, to reach the competition to the best technical, marketing and promotional practices."

According to the approved program, the first round will be held on August 19 and 20, and on August 19 it will meet: Emirates and Al-Ahly Youth, Al-Orouba and Al-Wahda, Ajman and Al-Nasr, and on August 20: Khorfakkan and Al-Ain, Al-Jazeera and Al-Dhafra, Bani Yas and Al-Wasl, Sharjah and Ittihad Kalba.

The second round will be held on August 25 and 26, and on August 25 it will meet: Ittihad Kalba and Al Jazeera, Shabab Al Ahli and Ajman, Al Wasl and Khor Fakkan, Al Ain and the Emirates, and on August 26 it will meet: Al Nasr and Al Orouba, Al Dhafra and Sharjah, Al Wahda and Bani Yas.

The third round will be held on September 10 and 11, and on September 10 it will meet: Emirates, Al Dhafra, Khor Fakkan and Al Wahda, Sharjah and Al Wasl, and on September 11 it will meet: Baniyas and Al Ain, Al Urubah and Shabab Al Ahli, Ittihad Kalba and Ajman, Al Jazeera and Al Nasr.

The fourth round will be held on September 16, 17 and 18, and on September 16: Al Dhafra and Baniyas, Al Nasr and Khor Fakkan, and on September 17: Ajman and Al Oroba, Al Jazeera and the Emirates, Al Ain and Ittihad Kalba, and on September 18: Al Wasl and Al Wahda, Shabab Al Ahli and Sharjah.

The fifth round will be held on September 23 and 24, and on September 23 it will meet: Al Oroba and Al Ain, Ittihad Kalba and Al Wasl, Al Wahda and Shabab Al Ahly, and on September 24: Baniyas and Ajman, Khor Fakkan and Al Dhafra, Emirates and Al Nasr, Sharjah and Al Jazeera.

The sixth round will be held on September 28 and 29, and on September 28 it will meet: Al Dhafra and Ittihad Kalba, Al Jazira and Al Oroba, Al Wasl and Shabab Al Ahly, and on September 29: Ajman and Sharjah, Al Nasr and Bani Yas, Khor Fakkan and the Emirates, Al Ain and Al Wahda.

The seventh round will be held on October 21 and 22, provided that the match of the qualified team in the AFC Champions League Al Wahda or Sharjah will be carried forward to October 23, and meet on October 21: Baniyas and Khor Fakkan, Ittihad Kalba and Al Orouba, Al Wasl and Al Ain, and meet on October 22: Ajman and Al Dhafra Al-Ahly youth and Al-Jazeera, Al-Wahda and the Emirates, Sharjah and Al-Nasr.

The eighth round will be held on October 28 and 29, and on October 28 it will meet: Al Nasr and Ittihad Kalba, Emirates and Al Wasl, Al Jazeera and Bani Yas, and on October 29: Al Dhafra and Al Wahda, Al Orouba and Sharjah, Khor Fakkan and Ajman, Shabab Al Ahli and Al Ain.

The ninth round will be held on November 2 and 3, and on November 2 it will be played by: Ittihad Kalba and Shabab Al Ahli, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, Ajman and Al Jazira, Al Wasl and Al Nasr, and on November 3: Al Orouba and Khor Fakkan, Bani Yas, Emirates, Sharjah and Al Wahda.

The tenth round will be held on November 20 and 21, and on November 20 it will meet: Baniyas and Al Orouba, Khor Fakkan and Sharjah, the Emirates and the Kalba Union, Al Jazeera and Al Ain, and on November 21: Al Wahda and Ajman, Al Dhafra and Al Wasl, Al Nasr and Shabab Al Ahli.

The eleventh round will be held on December 25 and 26, and on December 25 it plays: Ajman, Al Wasl, Al Jazira and Khor Fakkan, Al Orouba and Emirates, Al Ain and Al Nasr, and on December 26: Ittihad Kalba and Al Wahda, Shabab Al Ahli and Al Dhafra, Sharjah and Baniyas.

The twelfth round will be held on December 30 and 31, and on December 30 it will play: Al Wasl and Al Orouba, Al Dhafra and Al Nasr, Bani Yas and Shabab Al Ahly, and on December 31: Al Ain and Ajman, Khor Fakkan and Ittihad Kalba, Emirates and Sharjah, Al Wahda and Al Jazira.

The thirteenth round will be held on January 6 and 7 next, and on January 6 it will be played: Al Orouba and Al Dhafra, Shabab Al Ahly and Khor Fakkan, Al Jazira and Al Wasl, and on January 7: Al Nasr and Al Wahda, Ittihad Kalba and Baniyas, Ajman and the Emirates, Sharjah and Al Ain.

Hassan Al Marri:

• «The League sought to complete the schedule in full, and provide it to the clubs about a month before the start of the Arab Gulf League».

Issuance of a table under the age of 21

The League announced the dates of the first round of the Arab Gulf League U-21, which will be held in conjunction with the Arab Gulf League, from 20 August to 8 January, according to the same system followed by holding the same matches with a program identical to the calendar of the Arab Gulf League, but 24 hours after The first team played its match.

• August 19, the date for the start of the first round of the Arab Gulf League.

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