United Arab Emirates national football team

United Arab Emirates
Nickname(s)Al Abyad (The White One)
Eyal Zayed (Sons of Zayed)
AssociationUAE Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachBert van Marwijk
CaptainWalid Abbas
Most capsAdnan Al Talyani (161)
Top scorerAli Mabkhout (79)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeUAE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 69 Increase 1 (23 December 2021)[1]
Highest40 (November – December 1998)
Lowest138 (January 2012)
First international
 United Arab Emirates 1–0 Qatar 
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 17 March 1972)
Biggest win
 Brunei 0–12 United Arab Emirates 
(Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; 14 April 2001)
Biggest defeat
 United Arab Emirates 0–8 Brazil 
(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 12 November 2005)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1990)
Best resultGroup stage (1990)
Asian Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1980)
Best resultRunners-up (1996)
Arab Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1998)
Best resultFourth place (1998)
Arabian Gulf Cup
Appearances24 (first in 1970)
Best resultChampions (2007, 2013)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1997)
Best resultGroup stage (1997)

The United Arab Emirates national football team (Arabic: منتخب الإمارات العربية المتحدة لكرة القدم) represents United Arab Emirates in international association football and serves under the auspices of the country's Football Association.

It has made one World Cup appearance in 1990 in Italy and lost all three of its games. United Arab Emirates took fourth place in the 1992 Asian Cup and runner-up in 1996 as host. It won the Arabian Gulf Cup in 2007 and 2013. It finished third in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and hosted the 2019 edition which it was eliminated in the semi-finals.

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 23 December 2021. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.

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