- Al Jazira arrived in Al Ain on Sunday
- Former Liberian international George Weah visits the team at their training camp
- Al Jazira set to kick off FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 on Wednesday against Auckland City
It might be strange for a club to play its “home” game on the pitch of a local rival. But UAE side Al Jazira will get all the support they need when they contest the opening match of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, the territory of rivals Al Ain.
After completing their training session at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Al Jazira players travelled to Al Ain City, where their clash with New Zealand’s Auckland City takes place on Wednesday. Their first training session at Al Ain’s stadium will be open to people with special needs.
With Al Jazira set to participate in the tournament for the first time in their history, they enjoyed great support during Saturday’s training, with former Liberian international George Weah visiting the camp and giving the players a significant morale ahead of their debut.
All UAE football fans are expected to rally behind Al Jazira on its international mission. To that end, fans created a special slogan – “we are all behind the representatives of the country” – along with the hashtag #مع_الفخر_لأجل_الوطن. [#proud_for_the_sake_of_the_country]
— نادي الجزيرة (@AlJazira_uae) December 3, 2017