UAE Have JUST Beaten Japan To Keep The Dream Of Qualifying For Russia 2018 Alive!
You get the feeling that something is beginning to happen for the UAE in Football. They have progressed further in the qualification round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup which will take place in Russia. The only time they were in the tournament was over 20 years ago. Today, in the first game of the second group stage, they have beaten a strong Japan team, 2-1, away from home to jointly top the group. Their next match is against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. This is what they need to do to qualify.
Official result from FIFA
Our esteemed leader was quick to congratulate the team!
مبروك للأبيض ..ومبروك للإمارات .. وشكرا لأبنائنا ولمدربنا المهندس مهدي ..ودايما شعب الإمارات في فرح وفوز إن شاء الله pic.twitter.com/JmUQvQmNmd— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 1, 2016
Japan went 1-0 up, before Ahmed Khalil equalized with this peach of a goal - pick that one out!
The 1st goal of our national football team scored by player Ahmed Khalil against Japan in the 20th minute pic.twitter.com/3VFDJQbubD— Dubai Sports Council (@DubaiSC) September 1, 2016