Dubai: UAE Football Association announced on Sunday the appointment of Rodolfo Arruabarrena as head coach of the men's national team.
The appointment came just 24 hours after UAE FA terminated the contract of Dutchman Bert Van Marwijk, with Arruabarrena taking charge of the team’s remaining matches in Group A of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar and their AFC Asian Cup China 2023 campaign.
Abu Dhabi: Al Hilal SFC head coach Leonardo Jardim was left to rue his team's performance after the Asian champions suffered a 4-0 defeat to Al Ahly in the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 third-place playoff on Saturday.
Al Hilal finished fourth for the second time in as many FIFA Club World Cup appearances after Qatar 2019, while African champions Al Ahly won bronze for the third time, more than any other club in the competition’s history.
AFC President hails Asia’s display at the FIFA Club World Cup
Abu Dhabi: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated Asia’s representatives as well as the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for their commendable efforts at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021, which saw Chelsea claim the coveted club crown in Saturday’s final.
Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal SFC drew plaudits from football fans across the globe after their brave display in the semi-finals where the AFC Champions League 2021 winners were narrowly edged 1-0 by European and eventual champions Chelsea.
Third-Place Playoff: Nine-man Al Hilal fall to Al Ahly
Abu Dhabi: Nine-man Al Hilal SFC ended their FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 campaign in fourth place following a 4-0 defeat against CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly of Egypt at Al Nahyan Stadium on Saturday.
January signing Mohammed Al Owais conceded his first goal in Al Hilal colours just eight minutes into his debut after Tunisian left-back Ali Maaloul whipped a cross into the far post that was met by a header from defender Yasser Ibrahim to give Al Ahly an early lead.
Dubai: The UAE Football Association announced on Saturday the departure of men’s national team head coach Bert van Marwijk and the technical team.
The 69-year-old Dutchman was shown the door with two matches remaining for UAE in the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar. The West Asian side are third in Group A with Islamic Republic of Iran and Korea Republic having already booked their places to the Finals.