PLC Announces Second Round Fixtures
The Pro League Committee has approved the fixtures calendar for the second round of the Arabian Gulf League and the knock-out stages of the Arabian Gulf Cup, following a coordination meeting with the TV broadcast rights holders on December 17. The meeting was chaired by PLC Executive Office Member & Technical Committee Chairman Abdulhameed Al Mestaka and attended by representatives of the TV rights holders. The meeting was preceded by a coordination meeting with the UAE FA and approval of the calendar by the PLC Technical Committee.
The second round of the Arabian Gulf League will start with matchweek 12 games taking place on January 11 and 12, 2018, followed by matchweek 13 on 21, 22 and 24 of the month. The league concludes with matchweek 22 on April 29, 2018.
The Arabian Gulf Super Cup between Arabian Gulf League champions Al Jazira and President Cup champions Al Wahda will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
The PLC has also confirmed fixture dates for the Arabian Gulf Cup. The rescheduled Hatta v Al Jazira game from matchweek 4 will be played on December 26, while the first leg of the competition's quarter-finals will take place on December 29 and 30 and the second leg on February 15 and 16, 2018. The semi-finals will be played on March 9 and 22 while the Arabian Gulf Cup final will take place on March 29, 2018.
The PLC coordinated with the UAE FA in scheduling the second-round matches to take into account the national team gatherings, the first of which started on December 9 and continues through till January 5, 2018. The second training camp for the Whites will be between March 18 and 27, 2018.
Dates for the President Cup were also taken into consideration, the competition's final on May 3, 2018 will mark the end of the UAE football season 2017-18 as the 2018 AFC Champions League round of 16 takes place on 7, 8, 14 and 15 of May, 2018 followed by the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Arabian Gulf League Round 2 fixtures available here.
Arabian Gulf Reserve League Round 2 fixtures available here.
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