Abdulrahman boost for UAE ahead of Asian Playoff against Australia
Dubai: The United Arab Emirates received a major boost ahead of their AFC Asian Qualifiers Road to Qatar Playoff clash against Australia as talisman Omar Abdulrahman made his first international appearance in over two years.
The 2016 AFC Player of the Year came off the bench at half time in the UAE’s 1-1 friendly draw against The Gambia on Sunday as head coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena tested 24 players in preparation for June 7’s crunch encounter.
All eyes on the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 as Asia’s future stars battle for supremacy
Tashkent: Asia’s brightest emerging talents will battle for Continental glory when the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 kicks off on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, for the first time ever in the Central Asian region.
The AFC U23 Asian Cup has served as a launch pad for some of the biggest icons in Asian and world football, which include Japanese and Liverpool ace Takumi Minamino, Iranians Mehdi Taremi and Alireza Beiranvand as well as AFC Asian Cup™ UAE 2019 winner and top goal scorer Almoez Ali of Qatar, with the 2022 edition well poised to unearth a new generation of future household names.
Hrustic, Rogic spearhead Australia squad for Asian Playoff against UAE
Sydney: Ajdin Hrustic, fresh from winning the Europa League with Eintracht Frankfurt, and ex-Celtic star Tom Rogic spearhead Australia's squad named on Saturday for the crunch AFC Asian Qualifiers Road to Qatar Playoff against the United Arab Emirates.
The Socceroos' bid to directly make a fifth straight FIFA World Cup ended with defeats to Japan and Saudi Arabia in March.
It thrust them into the Asian Playoff against the UAE in Doha on June 7, with the winners then facing Peru a week later to book their spot at the Finals in Qatar this year.