"Al-Abyad" leaves for Riyadh today, in preparation for meeting "The Lions of Mesopotamia" next Thursday

Arruabarina: The Iraq match is not easy..and we have a great desire to qualify for the World Cup

Aruabarina is preparing to lead the first match with the national team.

From the source

The coach of the national football team, Argentine Rodolfo Arruabarina, confirmed that "Al-Abyad" is currently training on all possibilities, and the players have a great desire to reach the World Cup, and play a strong match against Iraq, next Thursday, in Saudi Arabia, in the first group competitions of the decisive round of qualifying. for the 2022 World Cup, stressing that they have short-term goals, which are qualifying for the World Cup, and medium and long-term ones, stressing that they are working to achieve these goals step by step, noting that the near and important stage is the next Iraq match, considering that the talk is easy, but the thing is The most important thing is the level of the team during this match, and the appearance in an honorable manner.

"It takes everyone's help, as well as the commitment of the players, and we are currently working on the short-term goal, which is to qualify for the World Cup," Arruabarina said in a press statement.

The team will conclude its training today at the Al-Nasr club sub-field, and leave for the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in preparation for the Iraq match, and will return immediately after the match, in order to prepare for the meeting with South Korea on the 29th of this month.

The team had organized daily training as of the 14th of this month in Dubai, as the players continue their daily training amid great enthusiasm and high seriousness, sensing them of the importance of the upcoming match.

The coach added, "I always like the idea of ​​visiting clubs, attending matches, and creating communication between clubs and club coaches and between the technical staff of the team, as we have players on the list who have more experience, others who are very young."

"It is difficult, but it is an honor for the players to represent the UAE in a strong match of this magnitude," he added.

The coach of the national team revealed that he did not have a long time to work with the players, but there was enough time for him to communicate his idea to the players.

The coach stressed that the players he believed would benefit the team were called, indicating that he hopes that these choices will be reflected in the team's performance and the outcome of the match, stressing that with regard to the league, the teams' levels are similar.

"The most important thing is to show our potential on the field, and I have confidence in the players," the coach added.

The UAE national team is currently ranked third in the standings of Group A teams with nine points, behind the leaders Iran with 22 points and South Korea, which is second with 20 points, then Lebanon in fourth place with six points, Iraq fifth with five points, and Syria in the last place with a score Just two points.

"It is not easy, but I have faith in the players, the way of working and the group," Arruabarena concluded.

Ranking of the teams in the first group

Iran: 22 points.

South Korea: 20 points.

Emirates: 9 points.

Lebanon: 6 points.

Iraq: 5 points.

Syria: two points.


• “The most important thing is to show our potential on the field... and I have confidence in the players.”

• «We are working on a short-term goal, which is to qualify for the World Cup finals».

• “I always like the idea of ​​visiting clubs, attending matches and communicating with clubs.”

Heroes of the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination support Al-Abyad

The heroes of the "Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination" of the National Team players of the Knights of Will visited the training of the first football team in Al-Nasr Club, to motivate the "Al-Abyad" players before the upcoming match against Iraq, next Thursday.

The Football Association said in a statement: "The special visit of the Knights of Will from the players (Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination) received special appreciation from the Al-Abyad players, and the technical and administrative bodies, amid a great hospitality from the management of Al-Nasr Club, where the delegation began its visit by learning about the history of the club, which was founded In 1945, his upbringing was linked to the game of football in the Emirates.

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