The UAE team will enter the Asian Cup finals in the UAE early next year, through the first local gathering held at Nad Al Sheba Stadium in Dubai and will last until the 20th of this month.
With two friendly matches, the first against Bolivia at the Maktoum Bin Rashid stadium in Dubai, the second against the Egyptian team on 20 November at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi and the 28 players were the overall list chosen by the Italian coach Zaccheroni.
Italian coach Zacrooney was summoned by Saif Rashed from Sharjah and Mohammed Marzouq from Shabab Al Ahly instead of Khalfan Mubarak and Ismael Ahmed after being confirmed to have been injured after the first meeting.
Marwan bin Ghalaita, President of the Football Association, Abdullah Nasser al-Zunabi, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Hissam Al Zarhouni, Chief Financial Officer Mohammed Bin Hazzam, Secretary-General and Hassan Souhahl,
Abdullah Al-Junaibi said the friendly matches against Bolivia and Egypt will be broadcast live on our local TV channels to give fans the chance to follow the team and reassure them.