United Arab Emirates national football team


United Arab Emirates national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = United Arab Emirates
Badge = UAE FA.jpg
FIFA Trigramme = UAE
FIFA Rank = 109
1st ranking date = August 1993
FIFA max = 42
FIFA max date = November 1998
FIFA min = 111
FIFA min date = October 2003
Elo Rank = T95
Nickname = Al Sukoor (The Falcons)
Association = U.A.E. Football Association
Confederation = AFC (Asia)
Coach = flagicon|FRA Dominique Bathenay
Most caps = Adnan Al Talyani (164)
Top scorer = Adnan Al Talyani (53)
Home Stadium = Sheikh Zayed Stadium

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First game = Flagicon|United Arab Emirates UAE 1 - 0 Qatar Flagicon|Qatar (Saudi Arabia; March 17, 1972)
Largest win = Flagicon|Brunei Brunei 0 - 12 UAE Flagicon|United Arab Emirates (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; April 14, 2001)
Largest loss = Flagicon|United Arab Emirates UAE 0 - 8 Brazil Flagicon|Brazil (Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 12, 2005)
World cup apps = 1
World cup first = 1990
World cup best = Round 1, 1990
Regional name = AFC Asian Cup
Regional cup apps = 7
Regional cup first = 1980
Regional cup best = Runners-up, 1996
Confederations cup apps = 1
Confederations cup first = 1997
Confederations cup best = 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 2005 the UAE football team jointly won the Kirin Cup along with the Peruvian team. In 2007 the UAE beat Oman 1-0 to win the Gulf Cup for the first time in their history.

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FIFA World Cup record

*1930 to 1974 - "Did not enter"
*1978 - "Withdrew"
*1982 - "Did not enter"
*1986 - "Did not qualify"
*1990 - Round 1
*1994 to 2006 - "Did not qualify"

AFC Asian Cup record

* 1956 to 1976 - "Did not enter"
* 1980 - Round 1
* 1984 - Round 1
* 1988 - Round 1
* 1992 - Fourth place
* 1996 - Runners-Up
* 2000 - "Did not qualify"
* 2004 - Round 1
* 2007 - Round 1

Gulf Cup of Nations record

*Best result - Winner 1times (2007)

Achievements

* Qualified for the 1990 FIFA World Cup
* Second Place in The 1996 Asian Cup
* Kirin Cup Winner in 2005
* Winners of 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations

Coaches

1972-Present

Current National Team

Squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying against Korea Republic on October 15 2008.

Recent Call Ups


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