United Arab Emirates at the AFC Asian Cup
United Arab Emirates national football team has participated in every AFC Asian Cup since the first edition at 1980. The United Arab Emirates has achieved a decent record, having finished runners-up once as host of the 1996 AFC Asian Cup. However, the United Arab Emirates have never managed to win the trophy.
- * automatic qualification as hosts; but competed in qualification process because of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.
|United Arab Emirates's Asian Cup record|
|First Match|| United Arab Emirates 1–1 Kuwait |
(15 September 1980; Kuwait City, Kuwait)
|Biggest Win|| United Arab Emirates 4–1 Qatar |
(11 January 2015; Canberra, Australia)
|Biggest Defeat|| China PR 5–0 United Arab Emirates |
(11 December 1984; Kallang, Singapore)
|Best Result||Second Place in 1996|
|Worst Result||Group stage in 1980, 1984, 1988, 2004, 2007, 2011|
|AFC Asian Cup matches (by team)|
|1||1980||Group stage||GS||15 September 1980||Kuwait||1–1||Ahmed Chombi 35'|
|17 September 1980||Qatar||1–2||Ghanem Al-Hajri 58'|
|20 September 1980||Malaysia||0–2|
|24 September 1980||South Korea||1–4||Ahmed Chombi 79'|
|2||1984||1 December 1984||Iran||0–3|
|4 December 1984||India||2–0||Adnan Al-Talyani 81'|
Fahad Khamees 88'
|8 December 1984||Singapore||1–0||Farooq Abdulrahman 62'|
|11 December 1984||China PR||0–5|
|3||1988||3 December 1988||South Korea||0–1|
|5 December 1988||Qatar||1–2||Hassan Mohamed 35'|
|8 December 1988||Iran||0–1|
|10 December 1988||Japan||1–0||Abdulaziz Mohamed 86'|
|4||1992||Fourth place||30 October 1992||Japan||0–0|
|1 November 1992||Iran||0–0|
|3 November 1992||North Korea||2–1||Khamis Saad 81'|
Zuhair Bakhit 85'
|SF||6 November 1992||Saudi Arabia||0–2|
|3rd||8 November 1992||China PR||1–1 (3–4 p)||Khalid Ismail 10'|
|5||1996||Runners-up||GS||4 December 1996||South Korea||1–1||Khamees Saad Mubarak 40'|
|7 December 1996||Kuwait||3–2||Hassan Saeed Ahmed 53'|
Adnan Al-Talyani 55'
Saad Bakheet Mubarak 80'
|10 December 1996||Indonesia||2–0||Hassan Saeed Ahmed 15'|
Adnan Al-Talyani 64'
|QF||15 December 1996||Iraq||1–0 (a.e.t.)||Abdulrahman Ibrahim 103'|
|SF||19 December 1996||Kuwait||1–0||Hassan Saeed Ahmed 69'|
|F||21 December 1996||Saudi Arabia||0–0 (2–4 p)|
|6||2004||Group stage||GS||19 July 2004||Kuwait||1–3||Mohamed Rashid 47'|
|23 July 2004||South Korea||0–2|
|27 July 2004||Jordan||0–0|
|7||2007||8 July 2007||Vietnam||0–2|
|13 July 2007||Japan||1–3||Saeed Al-Kass 66'|
|16 July 2007||Qatar||2–1||Saeed Al-Kass 60'|
Faisal Khalil 90+4'
|8||2011||11 January 2011||North Korea||0–0|
|15 January 2011||Iraq||0–1|
|19 January 2011||Iran||0–3|
|9||2015||Third place||11 January 2015||Qatar||4–1||Ahmed Khalil 37', 52'|
Ali Mabkhout 56', 90'
|15 January 2015||Bahrain||2–1||Ali Mabkhout 1'|
Mohamed Husain 74' (o.g.)
|19 January 2015||Iran||0–1|
|QF||23 January 2015||Japan||1–1 (5–4 p)||Ali Mabkhout 7'|
|SF||27 January 2015||Australia||0–2|
|3rd||30 January 2015||Iraq||3–2||Ahmed Khalil 16', 51'|
Ali Mabkhout 57' (pen.)
|10||2019||Semi-finals||GS||5 January 2019||Bahrain||1–1||Ahmed Khalil 88' (pen.)|
|10 January 2019||India||2–0||Khalfan Mubarak 41'|
Ali Mabkhout 88'
|14 January 2019||Thailand||1–1||Ali Mabkhout 7'|
|R16||21 January 2019||Kyrgyzstan||3–2 (a.e.t.)||Khamis Esmaeel 14'|
Ali Mabkhout 64'
Ahmed Khalil 103' (pen.)
|QF||25 January 2019||Australia||1–0||Ali Mabkhout 68'|
|SF||29 January 2019||Qatar||0–4|
So far, Ali Mabkhout is the top scorer for the United Arab Emirates in every AFC Asian Cup with nine goals. Ahmed Khalil is the second top scorer with six goals.
|No.||Name||Goals||AFC Asian Cup|
|1||Ali Mabkhout||9||2015, 2019|
|2||Ahmed Khalil||6||2015, 2019|
|3||Adnan Al-Talyani||3||1984, 1996|
|Hassan Saeed Ahmed||1996|
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