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Al Jazira Direct their Focus to Bani Yas

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Abu Dhabi: 10 November 2013
 
Al Jazira first football team went back to train on daily basis on their grounds in Abu Dhabi, as the team is getting ready for the next match in the UAE League Cup, which will be away against Bani Yas as part of the sixth round of the competition, at Wednesday 13 Nov. at 08:30 pm.
 
The team used to train in Al Jazira Academy grounds in Al Shawamekh, due to the preoccupation of Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium with the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
 
After the last match against Al Ain, which was on Thursday the 7th, the team had Friday as an off day, before they went back to action starting from last Saturday.
 
The coach Walter Zenga ran Sunday training session with an incomplete squad as the team is missing 12 players, who the first national team Ali Khaseif, Khamis Ismail and Ali Mabkhout, the Olympic U-22 team players Salim Ali, Salim Rashid, Hamad Al Hammadi, Sultan Al Suwaidi and Saif Al Miqbali, and the injured Nelson Valdez, Salim Masoud, Yaqub Al Hosani and Khalid Sabil.
 
Zenga worked with the rest of the players on raising the physical fitness levels, and also on applying different offensive and defensive tactics. Meanwhile the keepers worked separately with their coach. The duo Sabil and Valdez worked with the fitness coach around the field, as they are still recovering from their injuries.
 
Al Jazira is currently in the 2nd place at the first group of the Cup, with 9 points from 4 matches and only 1 point behind the leader Al Sharjah. Meanwhile Bani Yas is in the 3rd place with 7 points, which means Al Jazira will guarantee the qualifying for the semi-final if they added the next match 3 points to their credit.