United Arab Emirates at the AFC Asian Cup

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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.[1]

Records[edit]

By performances[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record AFC Asian Cup qualifications record
Year Result Position GP W D L GF GA GP W D L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 to Iran 1976 Did not enter Did not enter
Kuwait 1980 Group stage 9th 4 0 1 3 3 9 3 1 2 0 2 0
Singapore 1984 Group stage 6th 4 2 0 2 3 8 4 3 0 1 24 2
Qatar 1988 Group stage 8th 4 1 0 3 2 4 5 4 1 0 12 1
Japan 1992 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 6 3
United Arab Emirates 1996 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 2 0 8 3 Automatic qualification as hosts
Lebanon 2000 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 12 2
China 2004 Group stage 15th 3 0 1 2 1 5 6 4 1 1 13 5
Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Vietnam 2007 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 3 6 6 4 1 1 11 6
Qatar 2011 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 0 4 4 3 0 1 7 1
Australia 2015 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 10 8 6 5 1 0 18 3
United Arab Emirates 2019 Semifinals 4th 6 3 2 1 8 8 8* 5 2 1 27 4
China 2023 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 2 8 4
Total Runners-up 10/17 44 15 11 18 40 56 52 36 8 8 140 31
* automatic qualification as hosts; but competed in qualification process because of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.

By opponents[edit]

AFC Asian Cup matches (by team)
Opponent Pld W D L GF GA
 Australia 2 1 0 1 1 2
 Bahrain 2 1 1 0 3 2
 China PR 2 0 1 1 1 6
 India 2 2 0 0 4 0
 Indonesia 1 1 0 0 2 0
 Iran 5 0 1 4 0 8
 Iraq 3 2 0 1 4 3
 Japan 4 1 2 1 3 4
 Jordan 1 0 1 0 0 0
 Kuwait 4 2 1 1 6 6
 Kyrgyzstan 1 1 0 0 3 2
 Malaysia 1 0 0 1 0 2
 North Korea 2 1 1 0 2 1
 Qatar 5 2 0 3 8 10
 Saudi Arabia 2 0 1 1 0 2
 Singapore 1 1 0 0 1 0
 South Korea 4 0 1 3 2 8
 Thailand 1 0 1 0 1 1
 Vietnam 1 0 0 1 0 2

Tournament's matches[edit]

# Year Position Stages Date Versus Results Scorers
1 Kuwait 1980 Group stage GS 15 September 1980  Kuwait 1–1 Ahmed Chombi Goal 35'
17 September 1980  Qatar 1–2 Ghanem Al-Hajri Goal 58'
20 September 1980  Malaysia 0–2
24 September 1980  South Korea 1–4 Ahmed Chombi Goal 79'
2 Singapore 1984 1 December 1984  Iran 0–3
4 December 1984  India 2–0 Adnan Al-Talyani Goal 81'
Fahad Khamees Goal 88'
8 December 1984  Singapore 1–0 Farooq Abdulrahman Goal 62'
11 December 1984  China PR 0–5
3 Qatar 1988 3 December 1988  South Korea 0–1
5 December 1988  Qatar 1–2 Hassan Mohamed Goal 35'
8 December 1988  Iran 0–1
10 December 1988  Japan 1–0 Abdulaziz Mohamed Goal 86'
4 Japan 1992 Fourth place 30 October 1992  Japan 0–0
1 November 1992  Iran 0–0
3 November 1992  North Korea 2–1 Khamis Saad Goal 81'
Zuhair Bakhit Goal 85'
SF 6 November 1992  Saudi Arabia 0–2
3rd 8 November 1992  China PR 1–1 (3–4 p) Khalid Ismail Goal 10'
5 United Arab Emirates 1996 Runners-up GS 4 December 1996  South Korea 1–1 Khamees Saad Mubarak Goal 40'
7 December 1996  Kuwait 3–2 Hassan Saeed Ahmed Goal 53'
Adnan Al-Talyani Goal 55'
Saad Bakheet Mubarak Goal 80'
10 December 1996  Indonesia 2–0 Hassan Saeed Ahmed Goal 15'
Adnan Al-Talyani Goal 64'
QF 15 December 1996  Iraq 1–0 (a.e.t.) Abdulrahman Ibrahim Golden goal 103'
SF 19 December 1996  Kuwait 1–0 Hassan Saeed Ahmed Goal 69'
F 21 December 1996  Saudi Arabia 0–0 (2–4 p)
6 China 2004 Group stage GS 19 July 2004  Kuwait 1–3 Mohamed Rashid Goal 47'
23 July 2004  South Korea 0–2
27 July 2004  Jordan 0–0
7 IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 8 July 2007  Vietnam 0–2
13 July 2007  Japan 1–3 Saeed Al-Kass Goal 66'
16 July 2007  Qatar 2–1 Saeed Al-Kass Goal 60'
Faisal Khalil Goal 90+4'
8 Qatar 2011 11 January 2011  North Korea 0–0
15 January 2011  Iraq 0–1
19 January 2011  Iran 0–3
9 Australia 2015 Third place 11 January 2015  Qatar 4–1 Ahmed Khalil Goal 37'52'
Ali Mabkhout Goal 56'90'
15 January 2015  Bahrain 2–1 Ali Mabkhout Goal 1'
Mohamed Husain Goal 74' (o.g.)
19 January 2015  Iran 0–1
QF 23 January 2015  Japan 1–1 (5–4 p) Ali Mabkhout Goal 7'
SF 27 January 2015  Australia 0–2
3rd 30 January 2015  Iraq 3–2 Ahmed Khalil Goal 16'51'
Ali Mabkhout Goal 57' (pen.)
10 United Arab Emirates 2019 Semi-finals GS 5 January 2019  Bahrain 1–1 Ahmed Khalil Goal 88' (pen.)
10 January 2019  India 2–0 Khalfan Mubarak Goal 41'
Ali Mabkhout Goal 88'
14 January 2019  Thailand 1–1 Ali Mabkhout Goal 7'
R16 21 January 2019  Kyrgyzstan 3–2 (a.e.t.) Khamis Esmaeel Goal 14'
Ali Mabkhout Goal 64'
Ahmed Khalil Goal 103' (pen.)
QF 25 January 2019  Australia 1–0 Ali Mabkhout Goal 68'
SF 29 January 2019  Qatar 0–4

Goalscorers[edit]

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
4 Ahmed Chombi 2 1980
Saeed Al-Kass 2007

Squads[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

AFC Asian Cup - The AFC

I have fixed the goalscorers to suit the information[edit]

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