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The Team Gets Ready for Al Wahda in the President Cup

Al Ain: 8 December 2013
The first football team ran their first training session at Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain City, in the night of December the 8th, for their anticipated match against Al Wahda in the UAE President Cup.
The team didn’t have their usual day off, and in the morning of the following day of the last match against Al Ahli, the players had a morning training session, and they kept their preparatory schedule going when they trained in the evening on last Saturday in the first sub-pitch in the club in Abu Dhabi, and in Sunday with a session supervised by the head coach Walter Zenga and his assistant, and with a full squad except for the injured players.
At the first part of the session, the fitness coach worked intensively with the players to increase their endurance and fitness level, then they had been divided into two groups, they worked with the coach and his assistants’ different buildup tactics and attacking methods; and also on defensive, marking and covering tactics; while the goalkeepers worked separately with their coach.
In the last part of the session the players had an internal match that saw high competitive spirit from all the players, as they attempting to convince their manager to put them in his startup squad for Tuesday game. Considering that the team is having a crucial match against Al Emirates in next Saturday, the coach will try to use his players as much as possible to avoid any extra fatigue or exhaustion, meaning that the playing chances will increase for everyone.
The team departed after the Saturday training to Al Ain city, as they will camp and train there to prepare to compete with Al Wahda on Tuesday for the qualifying spot in the quarterfinal round of the cup.