The view from Asia

Progressive Al Jazira are UAE pioneers

May 19, 2012
By John Duerden
They won the title with Sheikh Mansour's money. The next target was the Champions League, a competition that had brought a first-round exit the year before. This time it was easy as they won the group with a game to spare. Those continental commitments didn't help the club's attempts to defend their domestic title, however, and soon they were out of contention at the top. Overall, though, progress continues to be made.

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