Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Al Ittihad wary of Al Ain  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 23/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Teams eye group c lead to take advantage of playing at home in knockouts

al ain players celebrate their victory against tractorsazi tabriz (iran) in the afc champions league match in abu dhabi. — kt file

al ittihad’s head coach khalid al koroni admitted that their clash against al ain in the final round of the afc champions league group stage on tuesday at the hazza bin zayed staium is not going to be easy at all.

speaking to newsmen at the khalifa bin zayed stadium at al ain city the saudi club’s coach said that although the two sides were already through but the battle for the lead of group c will be very tough in order to take advantage of playing at home in the knockout stage. “my plan is to rest some of the key players to avoid any future fatigue but still we are going to play a big game. but this must not be taken as saying we are going to field our second eleven. no not at all” he added.

“i have every respect for our hosts as one of the best football sides in the region and there’s no intention to take the risk of playing with the reserve lineup” he clarified.

“i will try to checkout all my options in order to come up with the best possible formation to avoid any possible collapse and at the same time achieve the best result” he said. regarding the status of their player ahmed al faridi al koroni said: “my top priority is to ensure the required harmony. al faridi is one of my best options.”

speaking about the pressure of playing against a big crowd at the hazza bin zayed stadium al koroni said he’s confident that their players know how to absorb similar pressure from their past experience when they play away from home.

“all what i hope is to see my players in their day and show the best of them” he said. “when i took over the players were too much demotivated but everything has changed to the better” he said. al ain croatian head coach zlatco dalic said they have achieved the most important part of their job by advancing to the second stage of the afc champions league and they are looking forward to enhance their lead in group c.

“we need to finish at the top of the group to play at home in the knockout stage” he said. “but more importantly we will be playing in the president cup final against al ahli after only four days thereafter. so we have to use the home advantage to beat al ittihad. i know against whom we will be playing and al ittihad have good players who play attacking football. they are fast talented and tactically mature” he said.

dalic urged the faithful fans to pack the stadium to cheer the players hoping that they will be able to play a big game to delight their fans. “we have to be careful. the players are in their best and they have every chance to continue their winning streak. but the main problem we will play seven tough games in 25 days i.e. one match in every three or four days which is a tough task and that’s why i would like to avoid playing away in the only match in the knockout stage” he said.

korean officials

the afc has assigned korean officials for the al ain match against ittihad. they are international referee kim sang youn kowanghilo (first assistant referee) kang do jon (second assistant referee) kin dyoung (fourth referee) xiolng (match commissioner) and ismail ibrahi (referees assessor).


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 5 2016 - Robo-advice market growing profoundly in the UK: Ken ResearchMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) • The UK still positions 6th Worldwide with regards to average wealth per adult. • The market leader in terms of assets under management (AUM) is St. Jamess Place, followed by Coutts ...

 Dec 5 2016 - Dine Exhibition and Conference 2016MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Dine Exhibition & Conference – powered by Zomato, is the region’s only dedicated business event for business owners and suppliers for restaurants and cafés on 4th-5th March 2017 at ...

 Dec 5 2016 - Openwave Mobility To Share Global Strategies for How Mobile Operators Have Successfully Added Subscribers And Monetized OTT ServicesMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Openwave Mobility CEO John Giere will present at the sixth annual Zain Technology Conference on December 7 at 15.15hrs in the Le Royal Hotel Amman, Jordan. His session is ...

 Dec 5 2016 - Special Holiday Promotion of California Extra Virgin Olive by Gourmet LivingMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Special Holiday Promotion of California Extra Virgin Olive by Gourmet Living Gourmet Living Offers its California Extra Virgin Olive Oil at a Special Christmas Promotional ...

 Dec 5 2016 - Special Holiday Promotion on Barrel-Aged Balsamic Vinegar of ModenaMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Special Holiday Promotion on Barrel-Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Gourmet Living's Premium Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Christmas Promotion Make this Christmas special ...

 Dec 5 2016 - MYANMAR RENEWABLE ENERGY NEWS: Solar Energy and Hydro-Power Exhibition in Yangon, Expo by: MiTA, 24-26 Feb 2017MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) MYANMAR RENEWABLE ENERGY NEWS: Solar Energy and Hydro-Power Exhibition in Yangon, Expo by: MiTA, 24-26 Feb 2017 MYANMAR SOLAR & HYDRO ENERGY EXPO: 24-26 Feb 2017, Annual Event in ...

 Dec 5 2016 - Libya: Humanitarian and diplomatic mission to Tripoli and MisrataMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Libya: Humanitarian and diplomatic mission to Tripoli and Misrata This is the sixth shipment of medicines made to Libya by the Italian Cooperation service since the beginning of the ...

 Dec 5 2016 - Sudan: Let's work together to combat illegal migration, Minister Gentiloni told Minister GhandourMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Sudan: Let's work together to combat illegal migration, Minister Gentiloni told Minister Ghandour The two ministers also discussed the crises in Libya, Syria and Yemen, in addition ...

 Dec 5 2016 - Record International Humanitarian Appeal Requires $22.2 Billion for 2017MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Record International Humanitarian Appeal Requires $22.2 Billion for 2017 Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need GENEVA, Switzerland, ...

 Dec 5 2016 - ScanSnap CloudPC-less scanning directly to your cloudMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Dubai, November 30, 2016 With the introduction of the ScanSnap Cloud, Fujitsu subsidiary PFU (EMEA) Limited is launching a new free service that enables ScanSnap iX100 and ScanSnap ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help