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United Arab Emirates
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Al Sukoor (The Falcons)
Association U.A.E. Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Srečko Katanec
Most caps Adnan Al Talyani (164)
Top scorer Adnan Al Talyani (53)
Home stadium Sheikh Zayed Stadium
FIFA code UAE
FIFA ranking 112
Highest FIFA ranking 42 (November 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 124 (August 2009)
Elo ranking T95
Home colours
File:Kit socks .png
Away colours
First international
United Arab Emirates UAE 1 – 0 Qatar Qatar
(Saudi Arabia; March 17, 1972)
Biggest win
Brunei Brunei 0 – 12 UAE United Arab Emirates
(Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; April 14, 2001)
Biggest defeat
United Arab Emirates UAE 0 – 8 Brazil Brazil
(Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 12, 2005)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 1990)
Best result Round 1, 1990
AFC Asian Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1980)
Best result Runners-up, 1996
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 1997)
Best result 1st round 1997

The United Arab Emirates national football team is the national team of United Arab Emirates and is controlled by the United Arab Emirates Football Association. It made one World Cup appearance, in 1990, but lost all three of its games, to Colombia, West Germany, and Yugoslavia. The side rebounded to take fourth place in the 1992 Asian Cup, and runner-up in 1996. In both tournaments their final match was lost on penalty kicks. In 2007 the UAE beat Oman 1–0 to win the Gulf Cup for the first time in their history.

Contents

FIFA World Cup record

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Italy 1934 Did not enter - - - - - - -
France 1938 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Brazil 1950 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Switzerland 1954 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1958 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Did not enter - - - - - - -
England 1966 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Mexico 1970 Did not enter - - - - - - -
West Germany 1974 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Argentina 1978 Withdrew - - - - - - -
Spain 1982 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Italy 1990 Round 1 24/24 3 0 0 3 2 11
United States 1994 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
France 1998 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2006 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Brazil2014 Qualification - - - - - - -
Total 1/18 Round 1 3 0 0 3 2 11
* Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

AFC Asian Cup record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1956 to 1976 Did not enter - - - - - -
Kuwait 1980 Round 1 4 0 1 3 3 9
Singapore1984 Round 1 4 2 0 2 3 8
Qatar 1988 Round 1 4 1 0 3 2 4
Japan 1992 Fourth place 3 1 2 0 2 1
United Arab Emirates 1996 Runners-Up 3 2 1 0 6 3
Lebanon 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - -
People's Republic of China 2004 Round 1 3 0 1 2 1 5
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Round 1 3 1 0 2 3 6
Qatar 2011 Qualified
Total 8/15 24 7 5 12 20 36
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Gulf Cup of Nations record

  • Best result – Winner 1times (2007)
  • 2009 – Group Stage

Achievements

Coaches

Manager From To
Egypt Mohammed Sheita 1972 1973
United Arab Emirates Jumaa Gharib 1973 1973
Egypt Mohammed Sheita 1973 1974
Egypt Mimi El-Sherbini 1975 1975
United Arab Emirates Jumaa Gharib 1975 1976
Yugoslavia Dimitri Tadić 1976 1976
England Don Revie 1977 1980
Iran Heshmat Mohajerani 1980 1984
Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira 1984 1988
Brazil Mario Zagallo 1988 1990
Poland Bernhard Blaut 1990 1990
Ukraine Valery Lobanovsky 1990 1992
Poland Antoni Piechniczek 1992 1995
Croatia Tomislav Ivić 1995 1996
Brazil Lori Sandri 1997 1997
Czech Republic Milan Máčala 1997 1997
Brazil Lori Sandri 1998 1998
Portugal Carlos Queiroz 1998 Sept 1999
Croatia Srećko Juričić 1999 1999
United Arab Emirates Dr Abdullah Masfar 2000 2000
France Henri Michel 2000 2001
United Arab Emirates Abdullah Saqr 2001 2001
Netherlands Tini Ruijs 2001 2001
Netherlands Jo Bonfrere Nov 2001 Jan 2002 (Gulf Cup campaign)
England Roy Hodgson Apr 2002 Jan 2004
Netherlands Aad De Mos 2004 2005
Netherlands Dick Advocaat Aug 2005 Sep 2005 (clause in contract allowing him to leave)
France Bruno Metsu 2006 September 2008
France Dominique Bathenay September 2008 June 2009
Slovenia Srečko Katanec June 2009

Current national team

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeeper
1 GK Majed Nasser April 1, 1984 (1984-04-01) (age 25) United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl
2 GK Yousef Abdulrahman March 4, 1989 (1989-03-04) (age 21) United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
3 GK Ali Khasif United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
Defender
4 DF Yasser Salem United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl
5 DF Mohanad Salem United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
16 DF Mohammed Fayez October 6, 1989 (1989-10-06) (age 20) United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
7 DF Mohammed Qassim November 9, 1981 (1981-11-09) (age 28) United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
8 DF Waleed Abbas United Arab Emirates Al-Shabab
9 DF Msalam Fayez United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
Midfielder
10 MF Subait Khater February 27, 1980 (1980-02-27) (age 30) United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
10 MF Theyab Awana April 8, 1990 (1990-04-08) (age 19) United Arab Emirates Bani Yas
11 MF Sultan Bargash January 18, 1989 (1989-01-18) (age 21) United Arab Emirates Al-Jazira
12 MF Ali Al-Wehaibi October 27, 1983 (1983-10-27) (age 26) United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
13 MF Yousif Jaber February 25, 1985 (1985-02-25) (age 25) United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
14 MF Amir Mubarak December 28, 1987 (1987-12-28) (age 22) United Arab Emirates Al-Nasr
5 MF Amer Abdulrahman July 3, 1989 (1989-07-03) (age 20) United Arab Emirates Bani Yas
Forward
7 FW Ali Mabkhout October 5, 1990 (1990-10-05) (age 19) United Arab Emirates Al-Jazeera
16 FW Mahmoud Khamees United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda
17 FW Saeed Al Kass February 20, 1976 (1976-02-20) (age 34) United Arab Emirates Al-Wasl
11 FW Ahmed Khalil June 8, 1991 (1991-06-08) (age 18) United Arab Emirates Al-Ahli
20 FW Khaled Al Hammadi October 31, 1996 (1996-10-31) (age 13) United Arab Emirates Al-Wahda
21 FW Salem Abdulla United Arab Emirates Al-Ain

See also

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Simple English

United Arab Emirates
Association United Arab Emirates Football Association
Confederation AFC
Coach Dominique Bathenay
Most caps Adnan Al Talyani (164)
Top scorer Adnan Al Talyani (53)
World Cup
Appearances 1
First Apps 1990
Best result Round 1 (1990)

United Arab Emirates national football team is the national football team of United Arab Emirates.


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