Al Ain FC, demonstratively known as “the Boss” is recognised as the most energetically successful club in the UAE. Amongst the club’s tributes are a greatest 12 Arabian Gulf League titles, six UAE President’s Cups, four Super Cups, four Federation Cups, six Arabian Gulf Cups and one Arabian Gulf Club Cup. In 2003, the Club developed the first and only Emirati bat to win the title of the Asian Football Association (AFC) Champions League.
For nearly 50 years, the club has established the consistent throughout the region for honourable accomplishments. Nevertheless, it doesn’t stop there. They continue to work solid to reach the best results possible in thankfulness for club’s fans, investors, staffs and UAE citizens.
The generous faith of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and President of Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club and President of the Honorary Board, “our present goal is to preserve this successful legacy, while determined to achieve more locally, regionally and internationally”.
Al-Ain performed for their first Club World Cup as victors of the 2017–18 season of the UAE Pro-League, the maximum association in the United Arab Emirates. Al-Ain was the key Emirati team to scope the Club World Cup final, as well as the second Asian club. The ultimate was also the third final to report the host expressive after Corinthians in 2000, Raja Casablanca in 2013 and Kashima Antlers in 2016. If Al-Ain were to win, they would have become the first team external of Europe and South America to win the Club World Cup, as well as the second crowd illustrative to win the competition after Corinthians in 2000.
In the first round on 12 December, Al-Ain beaten Team Wellington in a penalty shoot-out following a 3–3 pull at their home stadium, Hazza bin Zayed Stadium. Wellington, a semi-professional club that competent as the OFC Champions Leaguechamp, arrived half time with a 3–1 lead that was cut back by an identical volley from Marcus Berg. The match remained scoreless after additional time and advanced to a penalty shoot-out, which Al-Ain won 4–3 after five rounds after goalkeeper Khalid Eisa made two saves.
Al-Ain advanced to face African victors Esperance de Tunis in the second round match, held three days later at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium. The team beaten Esperance 3–0 in an upset that began with two goals scored in the opening 16 minutes. Al-Ain produced a larger upset in the semi-finals, beating Copa Libertadores champions River Plate in a penalty shoot-out to progress to the Club World Cup final.
The game began with two early goals for River Plate recorded by Rafael Santos Borre after an opening strike from Berg after an balancing goal was rejected by the video assistant referee, Caio Lucas Fernandes scored for Al-Ain in the 51st minute to draw the teams level at 2–2. After a scoreless additional time, assisted by goalkeeper Essa’s saves, Al-Ain beaten River Plate 5–4 in a penalty shoot-out, its second of the competition, with Essa making one save on River’s Enzo Perez.
The semi-final upset of River was called the highest accomplishment in Emirati football history by Al-Ain manager Zoran.
Al Ain was the first UAE cross to ever play in the Fifa Club World Cup final on December 2018 against giant Real Madrid in Abu Dhabi ahistorical event for the Al Ain and UAE reached the final and so they tried their best to make UAE proud.
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