Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk has been named the new United Arab Emirates coach, the country's football association announced on Wednesday....
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Australia's Milos Degenek said he just had to take it on the chin after his defensive mistake sent the holders spinning out of the Asian Cup at the hands of hosts UAE on Friday.
Australia coach Graham Arnold said the defending champions "belong in Asia" as ahead of crunch quarter-final with UAE.
After losing Tom Rogic for their 2019 Asian Cup quarter-final, Australia coach Graham Arnold is not panicking, adamant he has other options.
Asian Cup hosts UAE need just a point from their clash with Thailand on Monday to secure top spot in Group A.
Croatia's Zlatko Dalic is rumoured to have been lined up to take over UAE but incumbent coach Alberto Zaccheroni shrugged off the rumour.
A Qatari official and senior Asian Cup tournament organiser arrived in the United Arab Emirates Friday after sources close to the matter confirmed he had been denied entry 24 hours earlier, amid a simmering diplomatic dispute between the two countries.
Describing himself as a "blast from the past", United Arab Emirates coach Alberto Zaccheroni warned Friday that the Asian Cup hosts could just surprise a few people this month.
FIFA chief Infantino wants to expand the next World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, which could mean that neighbouring countries that are at war with the hosts may need to share duties with Qatar.
Italian Alberto Zaccheroni was Monday named coach of the United Arab Emirates football team, the Gulf state's federation announced.
Qatar reacted angrily Wednesday after its Gulf rival the United Arab Emirates questioned whether it should be allowed to host the 2022 football World Cup without a change of policy.
The UAE maintained their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a shock 2-1 victory at home against regional giants Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
Ahmad Al Salih's late strike dealt a body blow to China's faltering quest to reach a second World Cup on Tuesday, as Japan's serene progress received a jolt from Iraq.
Edgardo Bauza has found a new job as the United Arab Emirates' head coach just a month after being sacked by Argentina.
Defeat to Australia in Sydney has prompted Mahdi Ali to end his five-year tenure as United Arab Emirates coach.
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