United Arab Emirates national football team

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United Arab Emirates
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Al Abyad (The Whites)
Eyal Zayed (Sons of Zayed)
AssociationUAE Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachBert van Marwijk
Most capsAdnan Al Talyani (161)
Top scorerAli Mabkhout (68)
FIFA codeUAE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 73 Increase 1 (7 April 2021)[1]
Highest40 (November – December 1998)
Lowest138 (January 2012)
First international
 United Arab Emirates 1–0 Qatar 
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 17 March 1972)
Biggest win
 Brunei 0–12 United Arab Emirates
(B. S. Begawan, Brunei; 14 April 2001)
Biggest defeat
 United Arab Emirates 0–8 Brazil 
(Abu Dhabi, UAE; 12 November 2005)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1990)
Best resultGroup stage (1990)
Asian Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1980)
Best resultRunners-up (1996)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1997)
Best resultGroup Stage (1997)

The United Arab Emirates national football team (Arabic: منتخب الإمارات العربية المتحدة لكرة القدم) represents United Arab Emirates in international association football and serves under the auspices of the country's Football Association.

It has made one World Cup appearance in 1990 in Italy and lost all three of its games. United Arab Emirates took fourth place in the 1992 Asian Cup and runner-up in 1996 as host. It won the Arabian Gulf Cup in 2007 and 2013. It finished third in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and hosted the 2019 edition which it was eliminated in the semi-finals.

History[edit]

The first match of the team was played on 17 March 1972 against Qatar at Riyadh's Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium and won with the only goal scored by Ahmed Chowbi. Then, the team faced three other Arabian countries, losing 4–0 and 7–0 to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait respectively and beating Bahrain 3 to nothing. After participating in four Gulf Cup tournaments since 1972, United Arab Emirates (UAE) hosted the 1982 edition. It again finished third as did in the two previous tournaments.

In 1980, United Arab Emirates first-time qualified for the AFC Asian Cup which was held in Kuwait and were drawn with eventual winners, Kuwait, runner-up South Korea, Malaysia and Qatar in Group B. It drew 1–1 with Kuwait and lost the three other matches and finished in fifth place in the group and ninth (out of ten teams) overall. It also qualified for next two tournaments, 1984 in Singapore and 1988 in Qatar and was again eliminated in the group stages in both. Its first victory of the tournament occurred against India on 7 December 1984, under manager Heshmat Mohajerani.

In 1984, Mohajerani resigned and was replaced with Carlos Alberto Parreira. Parreira led the team at the 1988 Asian Cup and left his position after the tournament. He was succeeded by Mário Zagallo. Zagallo led the team to the qualification for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, where the Emiratis successfully qualified to their only World Cup to date and marked the rise of the United Arab Emirates' golden age. However, Zagallo resigned before the tournament and Parreira returned. The team finished fourth at the 1990 World Cup's final tournament with no points, scoring two goals and conceding eleven goals. The journey was put into a 2016 documentary titled Lights of Rome.[3] After the tournament, Parreira was sacked.

At the 1992 and 1996 Asian Cups, United Arab Emirates finished fourth and second respectively for the first times. United Arab Emirates appeared in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup after being awarded a spot because Asian winners Saudi Arabia was hosting the games, the country's only second FIFA tournament.

United Arab Emirates missed the qualification for the 2000 AFC Asian Cup in Lebanon and finished in last place at the 2002 Gulf Cup in Saudi Arabia. It was eliminated in the next three Asian Cup tournaments at the group stage. In 2004 and 2007 editions, UAE was all eliminated by the hand to debutants Jordan and Vietnam. In 2011, it finished the tournament goalless. At this time, coaches that managed the Emirates included Carlos Queiroz, Roy Hodgson and Dick Advocaat. In 2006, UAE appointed Bruno Metsu as the new manager. He led the Emirates to the 2007 Gulf Cup title.

After hiring foreign coaches, in 2012, United Arab Emirates appointed the Olympic team coach Mahdi Ali as the new manager of the senior team. Ali began creating a squad inviting players that he had worked with at youth level. He led the Emirates to their second Gulf Cup title in 2013. At the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, United Arab Emirates defeated Qatar 4–1 and Bahrain 2–1 and lost to Iran by a goal. As group runner-up, it faced the defending champions Japan in the quarter-final and earned a victory on penalties to advance to the last four. It lost 2–0 to the host Australia in the semi-finals. In the third place play-off, it beat Iraq 3–2. United Arab Emirates qualified through the AFC qualification where it finished fourth in Group B thus failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Ahmed Khalil was a top scorer in the qualification. Around this time Mahdi Ali resigned from his position.[4] In October 2012, the Asian Football Confederation official website published an article about UAE's campaign to qualify for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in which the team was referred to as the "Sand Monkeys." This was the indirect result of editing of the Wikipedia article on the team and AFC was forced to apologise for what was perceived as a racist slur.[5][6]

In 2015, it was announced that the Emirates will host the 2019 Asian Cup, this marks the second time they hosts an AFC Asian Cup. The team had Alberto Zaccheroni as a coach. In the 2019 Asian Cup tournament, UAE proceeded to the quarter-finals where it scored its first ever goal against Australia to gain its first ever win against this opponent.[7] The semi-finals was between the host and Qatar.[8] Some audiences booed Qatari anthem and threw footwear in the pitch after Qatar scored its second goal. UAE lost 0–4 marking its first defeat to Qatar since 2001,[9] with tensions and violence occurred and some cheering "anti-Qatari" chants.[10] The rivalry with Qatar is also witnessed in the Arabian Gulf Cup meeting in multiple occasions. Some other opponents of UAE are Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq and Iran.[11]

United Arab Emirates joined the second round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers and was placed with all-out Southeast Asian opponents. The team had already appointed the Dutch guider Bert van Marwijk. Bert was sacked after his start undergoing two away losses to Thailand and Vietnam in the qualifiers along his group stage exist in the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup.[12] After this, the Emirates decided to naturalize Argentine Sebastián Tagliabúe, Brazilian Caio Canedo Corrêa and Fábio Virginio de Lima, the three South American players, having never done so since the foundation of the national team.[13]

Stadium[edit]

United Arab Emirates's home ground varies. Most games have been played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi with Abu Dhabi's Al Jazira Stadium and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain as other venues. As of 2020, UAE has played in 11 home stadiums.

Home stadiums list
Image Stadium Capacity Location Last match
Abu Dhabi Zayed Sports City Stadium 3.jpg Zayed Sports City Stadium 43,206 Abu Dhabi City, Abu Dhabi v   Kyrgyzstan
(21 January 2019; 2019 AFC Asian Cup)
IRN-YMN 20190107 Asian Cup 4.jpg Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium 42,056 Abu Dhabi City, Abu Dhabi v   Syria
(26 March 2019; Friendly)
Al-Nahyan Stadium.jpg Al Nahyan Stadium 12,201 Abu Dhabi City, Abu Dhabi v   Saudi Arabia
(21 March 2019; Friendly)
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium-1600x508.jpg Hazza bin Zayed Stadium 25,053 Al Ain, Abu Dhabi v   Australia
(25 January 2019; 2019 AFC Asian Cup)
No image available.svg Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium 15,000 Al Ain, Abu Dhabi v   Kuwait
(2 September 2011; 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification)
Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium.jpg Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium 12,000 Al Ain, Abu Dhabi v   Australia
(5 January 2011; Friendly)
No image available.svg Zabeel Stadium 8,439 Dubai City, Dubai v   India
(29 March 2021; Friendly)
Dubai Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium 2.jpg Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium 12,000 Dubai City, Dubai v   Bolivia
(16 November 2018; Friendly)
THA-BHR 20190110 Asian Cup 4.jpg Al Maktoum Stadium 15,058 Dubai City, Dubai v   Bahrain
(16 November 2020; Friendly)
TUR-UZB 20190113 Asian Cup 12.jpg Rashid Stadium 12,000 Dubai City, Dubai v   Uzbekistan
(12 October 2020; Friendly)
No image available.svg Sharjah Stadium 18,000 Sharjah City, Sharjah v   Uzbekistan
(28 January 2009; 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification)

Kits[edit]

The UAE's colors are white and red, their traditional home colors would be all white with some red trim while their away colors would be all red with some white trim, in 2019 AFC Asian Cup, the away colors were black for the first time in addition, there were some green trim.

Kit providers[edit]

Manufacturer Period
United Kingdom Umbro 1979–1985[14]
United Kingdom Admiral 1986–1989
Germany Adidas 1990–1994
Germany Puma 1995–1996
Spain Kelme 1997–1999
Germany Adidas 2000–2001
United Kingdom Umbro 2002–2005
Germany Adidas 2006–2008
Italy Erreà 2009–2013
Germany Adidas 2014–

Staff and players[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Last Update: December 2020[15]

Head coach Netherlands Bert van Marwijk
Assistant coach Netherlands Roel Coumans
Assistant coach Netherlands John Metgod
Assistant coach Netherlands Mark van Bommel
Assistant coach Netherlands Taco van den Velde
Fitness coach United Arab Emirates Hassan Yaqoob
Goalkeeping coach United Arab Emirates Mohamed Al-Faraj
Doctor Turkey Ertugrul Karanlik
Physiotherapist United Arab Emirates Khalil Muftah
Physiotherapist United Arab Emirates Rashid Hameed

Playing squad[edit]

  • The following players were called up for the friendly match against  India.
  • Match date: 29 March 2021.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ali Khasif (1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 33) 53 0 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira
17 1GK Khalid Eisa (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 31) 46 0 United Arab Emirates Al Ain
30 1GK Fahad Al-Dhanhani (1991-09-03) 3 September 1991 (age 29) 2 0 United Arab Emirates Baniyas

2 2DF Hassan Al-Moharrami (1996-06-06) 6 June 1996 (age 24) 3 0 United Arab Emirates Baniyas
3 2DF Walid Abbas (Captain) (1985-06-11) 11 June 1985 (age 35) 87 0 United Arab Emirates Shabab Al Ahli
6 2DF Mohammed Al Attas (1997-08-05) 5 August 1997 (age 23) 10 1 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira
13 2DF Shahin Abdulrahman (1992-11-16) 16 November 1992 (age 28) 5 0 United Arab Emirates Sharjah
21 2DF Mahmoud Khamees (1987-10-28) 28 October 1987 (age 33) 36 0 United Arab Emirates Al Nasr

4 3MF Majed Hassan (1992-08-01) 1 August 1992 (age 28) 57 1 United Arab Emirates Shabab Al Ahli
5 3MF Ali Salmeen (1995-04-02) 2 April 1995 (age 26) 30 0 United Arab Emirates Al Wasl
9 3MF Bandar Al-Ahbabi (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 30) 27 2 United Arab Emirates Al Ain
12 3MF Mohammed Jumaa (1997-01-28) 28 January 1997 (age 24) 1 0 United Arab Emirates Shabab Al Ahli
14 3MF Khalil Ibrahim (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 28) 9 4 United Arab Emirates Al Wahda
18 3MF Abdullah Ramadan (1998-03-07) 7 March 1998 (age 23) 10 0 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira
19 3MF Tahnoon Al-Zaabi (1999-04-10) 10 April 1999 (age 22) 3 0 United Arab Emirates Al Wahda
23 3MF Salem Obaid (1993-12-21) 21 December 1993 (age 27) 12 0 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira

7 4FW Ali Mabkhout (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 30) 87 68 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira
10 4FW Khalfan Mubarak (1995-05-09) 9 May 1995 (age 26) 26 1 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira
15 4FW Fabio Lima (1993-06-30) 30 June 1993 (age 27) 5 1 United Arab Emirates Al Wasl
22 4FW Yahya Al Ghassani (1998-04-18) 18 April 1998 (age 23) 1 0 United Arab Emirates Shabab Al Ahli
25 4FW Sebastián Tagliabúe (1985-02-22) 22 February 1985 (age 36) 3 2 United Arab Emirates Al Nasr

The following players have also been called up to the squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Adel Al-Hosani (1989-08-23) 23 August 1989 (age 31) 14 0 United Arab Emirates Sharjah v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020

DF Mohammed Marzooq (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 32) 21 0 United Arab Emirates Shabab Al Ahli v.  Uzbekistan, 12 October 2020
DF Fares Juma (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 (age 32) 64 2 United Arab Emirates Al Wahda v.  Uzbekistan, 12 October 2020
DF Mohamed Fawzi (1990-02-22) 22 February 1990 (age 31) 33 0 United Arab Emirates Al Nasr v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020
DF Abdulaziz Haikal (1990-09-10) 10 September 1990 (age 30) 27 5 United Arab Emirates Shabab Al Ahli v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020
DF Mohammed Barqesh (1990-10-27) 27 October 1990 (age 30) 1 0 United Arab Emirates Al Wahda v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020
DF Yousif Jaber (1985-02-25) 25 February 1985 (age 36) 41 2 United Arab Emirates Shabab Al Ahli v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020
DF Majed Suroor (1997-10-14) 14 October 1997 (age 23) 8 0 United Arab Emirates Sharjah v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020
DF Khalifa Al Hammadi (1998-11-06) 6 November 1998 (age 22) 18 0 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira v.  Iraq, 12 January 2021

MF Ahmed Barman (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 (age 27) 4 0 United Arab Emirates Al Ain v.  Uzbekistan, 12 October 2020
MF Khamis Esmaeel (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 31) 75 1 United Arab Emirates Al Wahda v.  Uzbekistan, 12 October 2020
MF Abdullah Kazim (1996-07-31) 31 July 1996 (age 24) 1 0 United Arab Emirates Hatta v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020
MF Habib Al Fardan (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990 (age 30) 12 6 United Arab Emirates Al Nasr v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020
MF Mohammed Al Marashda (2000-05-06) 6 May 2000 (age 21) 0 0 United Arab Emirates Kalba v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020
MF Khaled Ba Wazir (1995-05-08) 8 May 1995 (age 26) 10 0 United Arab Emirates Sharjah v.  Bahrain, 16 November 2020
MF Abdullah Al-Naqbi (1993-04-28) 28 April 1993 (age 28) 2 0 United Arab Emirates Shabab Al Ahli v.  Iraq, 12 January 2021

FW Caio Canedo (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 30) 2 1 United Arab Emirates Al Ain v.  Iraq, 12 January 2021
FW Zaid Al-Ameri (1997-01-14) 14 January 1997 (age 24) 7 0 United Arab Emirates Al Jazira v.  Iraq, 12 January 2021
FW Ali Saleh (2000-01-22) 22 January 2000 (age 21) 10 1 United Arab Emirates Al Wasl v.  Iraq, 12 January 2021

Schedule[edit]

12 October 2020 Friendly United Arab Emirates  1–2  Uzbekistan Dubai, United Arab Emirates
19:00 UTC+4 Tagliabúe Goal 90+2' (pen.) Report Sergeev Goal 48'86' Stadium: Rashid
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ali Abdulnabi (Bahrain)
12 November 2020 Friendly United Arab Emirates  3–2  Tajikistan Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18:00 UTC+4
Report
Stadium: Zabeel
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ammar Ashkanani (Kuwait)
16 November 2020 Friendly United Arab Emirates  1–3  Bahrain Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18:00 UTC+4 Report
Stadium: Al Maktoum
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ahmad Al Ali (Kuwait)
12 January 2021 Friendly United Arab Emirates  0–0  Iraq Dubai, United Arab Emirates
19:30 UTC+4 Report Stadium: Zabeel
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
29 March 2021 (2021-03-29) Friendly United Arab Emirates  6–0  India Dubai, United Arab Emirates
19:00 UTC+4
Report Stadium: Zabeel
Attendance: 0
Referee: Elges Tantachev (Uzbekistan)
24 May 2021 Friendly Jordan  v  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
TBD Report
3 June 2021 WCQ R2 United Arab Emirates  v  Malaysia United Arab Emirates
Stadium: TBD
7 June 2021 WCQ R2 United Arab Emirates  v  Thailand United Arab Emirates
Stadium: TBD
11 June 2021 WCQ R2 Indonesia  v  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Stadium: TBD
Attendance: 0[note 1]
15 June 2021 WCQ R2 United Arab Emirates  v  Vietnam United Arab Emirates
Stadium: TBD

Record[edit]

Competitive[edit]

FIFA World Cup
Final record Qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA GP W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to West Germany 1974 Not eligible to enter Not eligible to enter
Argentina 1978 and Spain 1982 Did not participate Did not participate
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 5 4
Italy 1990 Group stage 24th 3 0 0 3 2 11 9 4 4 1 16 7
United States 1994 Did not qualify 8 6 1 1 19 4
France 1998 12 5 4 3 16 13
South KoreaJapan 2002 14 7 2 5 31 20
Germany 2006 6 3 1 2 6 6
South Africa 2010 16 4 3 9 19 24
Brazil 2014 8 2 1 5 14 16
Russia 2018 18 9 3 6 37 17
Qatar 2022 To be determined 4 2 0 2 8 4
CanadaUnited StatesMexico 2026 To be determined
Total Group stage 24th 3 0 0 3 2 11 100 44 20 37 171 115
AFC Asian Cup
Final record Qualification
Year Result Position GP W D L GF GA GP W D L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 to Iran 1976 Did not enter Did not enter
Kuwait 1980 Group stage 9th 4 0 1 3 3 9 3 1 2 0 2 0
Singapore 1984 Group stage 6th 4 2 0 2 3 8 4 3 0 1 24 2
Qatar 1988 Group stage 8th 4 1 0 3 2 4 5 4 1 0 12 1
Japan 1992 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 6 3
United Arab Emirates 1996 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 2 0 8 3 Hosts
Lebanon 2000 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 12 2
China 2004 Group stage 15th 3 0 1 2 1 5 6 4 1 1 13 5
Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Vietnam 2007 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 3 6 6 4 1 1 11 6
Qatar 2011 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 0 4 4 3 0 1 7 1
Australia 2015 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 10 8 6 5 1 0 18 3
United Arab Emirates 2019 Semifinals 4th 6 3 2 1 8 8 8* 5 2 1 27 4
China 2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 2 8 4
Total Runners-up 2nd 44 15 11 18 40 56 52 36 8 8 140 31
FIFA Confederations Cup
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Saudi Arabia 1992 and Saudi Arabia 1995 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1997 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 2 8
Mexico 1999 to Russia 2017 Did not qualify
Total Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 2 8
Asian Games
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Iran 1974 to India 1982 Did not enter
South Korea 1986 Quarter-finals 5 3 2 0 7 4
China 1990 Did not enter
Japan 1994 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 6 5
Thailand 1998 Group stage 4 1 1 2 5 10
Total Quarter-finals 13 5 5 3 18 19
Gulf Cup
Year Place Pld W D L GF GA
Bahrain 1970 Did not enter
Saudi Arabia 1972 Third place 3 1 0 2 1 11
Kuwait1974 Fourth place 4 1 1 2 5 9
Qatar 1976 Fifth Place 6 0 2 4 4 13
Iraq 1979 Sixth place 6 1 0 5 5 18
United Arab Emirates 1982 Third place 5 3 0 2 7 6
Oman 1984 Fourth place 6 2 3 1 5 4
Bahrain 1986 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 10 7
Saudi Arabia 1988 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 7 4
Kuwait 1990 Fifth place 4 0 2 2 2 8
Qatar 1992 Fourth place 5 3 0 2 4 3
United Arab Emirates 1994 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 7 1
Oman 1996 Fourth place 5 1 3 1 5 5
Bahrain 1998 Third place 5 2 1 2 5 7
Saudi Arabia 2002 Sixth place 5 1 0 4 3 7
Kuwait 2003 Fifth place 6 2 1 3 6 7
Qatar 2004 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 4 5
United Arab Emirates 2007 Champions 5 4 0 1 8 1
Oman 2009 Group Stage 3 1 1 1 3 4
Yemen 2010 Semi-finals 4 1 2 1 3 2
Bahrain 2013 Champions 5 5 0 0 10 3
Saudi Arabia 2014 Third place 5 2 2 1 7 5
Kuwait 2017 Runners-up 5 1 4 0 1 0
Qatar 2019 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 5 6
Total Champions 111 41 28 39 117 135
Pan Arab Games
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
Syria 1976 Did not enter
Morocco 1985 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 2 3
Lebanon 1997 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 5
Jordan 1999 Second Round 5 1 2 2 5 5
Egypt 2007 Fourth Place 4 1 1 2 3 6
Qatar 2011 Did not enter
Total Fourth Place 15 4 3 8 13 19

Head-to-head[edit]

As of 29 March 2021[17]

Players[edit]

As of 12 January 2021[18]
Active players for the national team are shown in bold.

References[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Indonesia v United Arab Emirates match will be played without spectators following sanctions by FIFA due to fan disturbances in the Indonesia v Malaysia and Indonesia v Thailand matches.[16]

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