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Al Jazira Looks to Assert Their Superiority Over Al Shaab

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Abu Dhabi: 7 January 2014
 
The first football team finishes their daily training sessions as they are preparing for the next match against Al Shaab, which will be in Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium at Wednesday the 8th of January 2014, as part of the 14th week of the Arabian Gulf League.
 
The preparations for this match started after the one day rest the players had after the last match against Sharjah; it started at Saturday with morning training, and in Sunday and Monday also, then in Tuesday with light session led by the head coach Walter Zenga and his assistants.
 
On Tuesday evening the players prepared for the session with the fitness coach and the team physician in the gymnasium; they headed with their coach to the training field and had a volley match by feet, then a short inner match lasted for 20 minutes saw a continuous directing from Walter Zenga and great spirit from all the players.
 
Al Jazira Absentees:
 
13 Players will be out of service for Al Jazira, for the first team next match against Al Shaab, which will kick at the night of Wednesday the 8th of January in Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in the league.
 
The Moroccan playmaker Abdulaziz Barrada will miss this match for suspension, as he received his third yellow card during the last match against Sharjah, and also Khalid Sabil will miss it for the same season, but for a red card he received during the same match.
 
Khalfan Mubarak, Ahmed Rabee, Salim Ali, Salim Rashid, Ahmed Al Attas and Saif Khalfan will miss the match as they are in national duty with UAE National Team in Oman, preparing for the U22 Asian Cup Finals, which will start at the 11th and last until the 22nd of this January.
 
Abdullah Musa will not be available for Wednesday match as he picked an injury in Sharjah match, as well as Ricardo Oliveira who picked an injury during the last training session for this match, they will join the trio Humaid Al Mas, Salim Masoud and Yaqub Al Hosani, who are recovering from long term injuries.



The Two Teams Positions in the League:
 
The home team, Al Jazira, is in the 4th place in the league table, with 23 points collected from 6 wins, 5 draws and 2 defeats; they scored 24 goals and conceded 19.
 
Al Shaab, the away team, is in 14th place, with 7 points collected from 2 wins, 1 draw and 10 defeats; they scored 16 goals and accepted 34.
 
Al Jazira Home Record:
 
In the 6 matches the played in Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Al Jazira won 2 times over Emirates and Al Ain, drew 2 times with Ajman and Dubai, and lost twice to Al Wasl and Al Nasr. 
 
Al Shaab Away Record:
 
Al Shaab results in their away matches have been negative during the first half of the season; they lost in all their 7 visits to their opponents and failed to get back with any single point.
 
Scenario of the Two Teams Last Match:
 
Khalid bin Mohammed Stadium in Al Sharjah hosted the first of the two teams’ matches this season; that match kicked off at 05:35 pm of the 15th of September 2013, as part of the first round of the Arabian Gulf League, and Al Jazira won it with 2 goals to 1.
 
The first half ended with Al Jazira trailing by 1 goal scored by Ahmed Eisa (18). In the second half Abdullah Musa equalized the score for Al Jazira in the 81st minute, right before Ricardo Oliveira scored the winner in the 90th minute.