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Hard Battle For Place In Quarter Finals; Rain Didn’t Stop Play

25 Mar 2014
Abu Dhabi
Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s Play for Life Football 2014 finished its third night of play with eight of the sixteen teams earning a place in what promises to be a closely-fought quarter finals.
Playing through the evening’s light but constant rainfall, through to Round Four are last year’s champs ADFCA who fought off IRENA (2-0). They will be playing for a place in the semi finals against Takreer, who lost the night’s battle against ActiveLife (0-4) but slipped through on points. 
ActiveLife also secured a place on points, and will go head-to-head with HAAD who beat tourney newcomers, twofour54 (4-0).
Mubadala too will come back after hitting three home against ECSSR who just couldn’t score despite some near misses (3-0). Mubadala will meet Injazat who booted 10 goals home against ICLDC (10-1).
Meanwhile, Cleveland Clinic also said goodbye, after three-time champions, SEHA netted six goals with Cleveland managing just three, all in the second half (3-6). SEHA will take on ADSC in what promises to be a good quarter final match. ADSC scraped through to Round Four after booting a last minute goal on penalty against Dolphin Energy (1-0).
Yahsat played a good game against ADS (5-0) but it wasn’t enough to earn the points they each needed for a place in Round Four. Neither team will be returning this year.
Play for Life - Football 2014 is part of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s public health awareness campaign, ‘Diabetes-Knowledge-Action’ under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. 
The semi-finals and the Cup Final will be played Thursday evening at Zayed Sports City. 
Play for Life - Football 2014 Schedule:
  • Nightly, from 7pm, March 23-27 2014 at Zayed Sports City
  • 16 teams will be divided into four groups of four to compete in seven-a-side matches, each of 30 minutes duration.
  • The match schedule is managed in a round-robin format.
  • The final will be played on March 27, with the awarding of:
- Football 2014 Tournmanet Trophy
- Best Goalkeeper
- Best Player
- Fair Play

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