Completion of the qualifiers for the round of 8

Al Dhafra qualifies for the quarter-finals of the cup after "arbitral wear"

Al Dhafra qualified at the expense of Ajman by the away goal rule.

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Yesterday, the Al Dhafra match and its guest Ajman, in the second leg of the first round of the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Football Cup, witnessed a controversial arbitration incident when the match referee waited nearly 10 minutes after the end of the match in order to announce the qualification of the landowners Al Dhafra to the quarter-finals, after winning 2-0. While the first leg ended with Al Dhafra losing 1-3, bringing the final score to 3-3, which made the referee believe that the match would go to penalty kicks.

And when the players of the two teams were on the field awaiting the execution of penalty kicks, the official account on (Twitter) of Ajman Club announced that the match was going to penalty kicks, but the referee Khaled Najm met with the match observer, Yasser Bumagid, who in turn made a phone call for a long time before he decided to announce his qualification. Al Dhafra to face Al Nasr in the quarter-finals.

It is noteworthy that the away goal rule has been canceled by many football federations in the world, but it is still applied in the UAE.

Claudio Raphael put Al Dhafra in the lead in the 53rd minute, and Mohamed Rayhi scored a goal in the 7 + 90 minute to guarantee his team the qualification card.

Al-Wahda, Al-Dhafra and Sharjah teams completed the finalists for the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Football Cup quarter-finals, after overcoming yesterday the hurdles of Kalba, Ajman and Bani Yas, respectively, in the second leg of the first round of the competition, to join Al-Nasr, Al-Jazira and Khorfakkan, which in turn qualified the day before yesterday for the second stage. Which witnesses the beginning of the participation of both Al Ain and Shabab Al Ahly after their absence from the first stage as the champion and runner-up of the last edition.

The first-day matches of the first leg of the quarter-finals will be held on Sunday, December 11th, and bring together Shabab Al-Ahly with Al-Jazira and Sharjah against Khorfakkan, while the second-day matches will be held on Monday, December 12th, between Al-Dhafra and Al-Nasr and Al-Ain in front of Al-Wehda, and the quarter-final second leg matches will be played on Thursday and Friday December 15th and 16th. .

In the first confrontation, Al-Wahda team repeated its victory over its host, Kalba, in the second leg, 5-1, after winning the first leg 2-1, to qualify for “Al-Annabi” by winning 6-2 on aggregate, but its rise was not easy, as it conceded an early goal in the 19th minute by its player. Ahmed Jishk equalized with the first-leg result, but Al-Wahda succeeded in cohesion and scored four goals by Joao Pedro “D48”, Ahmed Refaat “D57” and Sebastian Tigali hat-trick “86, 90 and 3 + 90”, so that “Al-Annabi” got the qualification card .

In the last match, Sharjah qualified with difficulty, despite losing at home to Bani Yas 2-3, benefiting from its 3-0 victory in the first leg, to obtain the qualification card by winning 5-3 in the aggregate of the two matches.

Sharjah's goals were scored by Makiti Diop in the 40th minute, and Othman Kamara in the 85th minute, while the goals of "Al-Samawi" came by Raphael Elias (hat-trick) in the 30th, 42nd and 53rd minutes.

Quarter-final matches

December 11th

Al-Ahly youth - Al-Jazeera

Sharjah - Khorfakkan

December 12th

Al Dhafra - victory

Eye - loneliness 

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