Marvik thanks the UAE Football Association for putting a private plane at the team's disposal
The UAE national football team concluded today, Thursday, its external camp, which was held in Serbia for a week, as part of the first phase of the preparation program for the matches of the final round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup for the account of the first group, which includes the teams of the Emirates, Iran, South Korea and Iraq. , Syria and Lebanon, whose matches will start from the second of next September.
During the camp, Al-Abyad carried out a number of training sessions under the leadership of Dutchman Van Marwijk and his assistant staff, with the participation of all 24 players, who were selected for this camp.
The camp program also included technical lectures and meetings, during which the style and method of playing that will be followed during the official matches were reviewed and some matches of the competing teams in the group, especially the Lebanese and Syrian teams that Al-Abyad will meet in the first and second rounds on September 2 and 7.
Dutch coach Van Marwijk praised the great efforts made by the Emirates Football Association and the National Teams and Technical Affairs Committee in providing all the requirements for the success of the White Preparatory Camp in Serbia, stressing that the camp achieved its goals thanks to the distinctive equipment that enabled the technical staff to accomplish its mission to the fullest. .
He said: "We had all the necessary supplies during the camp, distinguished training grounds and close to the residence, a comfortable hotel with all services, and the Emirates Football Association put at our disposal a private plane to solve the biggest dilemma, which is the exhaustion of long travel to Europe, in addition to that. The weather was great which made our job easier and enabled us to continue working on the way we want to play."
He added, "If there was a negative aspect in the camp, it was represented in the absence of a number of players due to injury and the completion of their treatment program with their clubs, but the good thing is that those chosen instead of the absent presented distinguished levels and left a good impression."
Marvik concluded his statements by thanking the clubs for their cooperation and said: “I am grateful to all the clubs that provided us with their best players just before the start of the league. Dubai".
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