United Arab Emirates started their Asian zone World Cup 2018 qualifier with a positive result after defeating lowly Timor Leste.
Playing as an away team, UAE showcasing their experience as they tried to take control of proceedings since kick off.
Host nation, Australia marched their way into the final of this year's Asian Cup as they defeated United Arab Emirates in the semifinal battle.
The home side immediately put a strong pressure on their opponent and that aggressive approach was rewarded when Trent Sainsbury puts them in front after just three minutes.
Japan's ambition to defend their Asian Cup title failed this year as they were defeated by United Arab Emirates from the penalty shoot out.
The Blue Samurai were favorite to overcome their opponent, but a poor start put them in all sort of troubles.
United Arab Emirates secured their passage into the knock out stage of Asian Cup tournament as they grabbed an important victory over Bahrain.
Successfully winning their opening game, UEA are determined in grabbing another three points.
A beautiful goal occurred in the Asian Cup qualification match between United Arab Emirates against Uzbekistan on the weekend as Ahmed Khalil netted an excellent first time volley from inside the area after receiving a fine cross from the left flank.
United Arab Emirates head coach Adnan Al Taliani admitted that his side will be facing a difficult task on their upcoming Asian World Cup 2014 qualifier against Uzbekistan, but Al Taliani remains optimistic with his team's chances.
Iraq are targeting to add their trophy cabinet when they meet United Arab Emirates in the final of Gulf Cup this Friday, January 18. Speaking ahead of the match, the Lions of Mesopotamia's head coach, Hakim Shaker stated that whoever win the cup will be a deserving one.
Gulf Cup defending champion, Kuwait, will be aiming to defend their title this year, but before doing it they must first face a stern challenge from United Arab Emirates on the semifinal stage this Tuesday, January 15.
Oman geared up for their final Group game in the 2013 Gulf Cup against United Arab Emirates this Friday and the Red Warriors are seeking for nothing than a victory in that game.
Oman head coach, Paul Le Gues said that only a win can give them a chance to qualify from their group so he urged his players to give their best against UAE.