Dubai: UAE Football Association (UAE FA) announced the appointment of Ivan Jovanović as national team head coach on Sunday.
The Serbian replaces Bert van Marwijk, who was removed three weeks ago following UAE’s exit from the 2019 Gulf Cup.
Jovanović’s main task will be to steer UAE in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
UAE, currently in fourth place, will take on Malaysia at home on March 26 in Group H before playing Indonesia away five days later. They will conclude their campaign against Thailand and Vietnam in June.
Road to Qatar 2022 & China 2023: Five Talking Points
Kuala Lumpur: After six rounds of matches, the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 are done and dusted for 2019.
Qualifying action for the two premier competitions will resume on March 26 as the players - depending on where they play their club football - either return to their teams or get some much needed break.
Join the-AFC.com as we take a look at five talking points at this stage of a thrilling Asian Qualifiers.