25 December 2015
As part of their preparation for the 2016 AFC U23 Championships, the UAE beat North Korea 3-0 in a warm-up match at Dubai Police Officers Club on Wednesday night.
Abdullah’s Misfir’s team opened the scoring in the fifth minute through Al Wasl midfielder Abdullah Kazim, and the lead was doubled when Al Wahda striker Sultan Saif slotted home a penalty 13 minutes later.
The UAE, who are bidding to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, played two separate teams in each half with 24 of the squad’s 27 players getting action on the night.
In a bad tempered second period, both sides had a player sent off including Waleed Anbar of Emirates.
The UAE completed the scoring in the 84th minute when Yousef Saeed of Sharjah finished off a quick counterattack.
The AFC U23 Championships in Qatar starts on January 12, with the UAE kicking off their campaign against Australia two days later.
22 December 2015
Dubai/ The UAE Olympic national team’s players launche their final preparations for the upcoming AFC U-23 Cup finals/ 2016 Rio De Janeiro Games with a three-day training camp from the Time Grand Hotel in Dubai on Monday.
The boys in white train at 6.30pm at the Zeyab Awana ground at the association’s headquarters in Al Khawaneej under the guidance of their head coach Abdulla Misfer and his assistants.
Meanwhile, 27 players have been called for the training camp to carry the country’s hopes in the qualifiers.
According to the plan which has been setup by the technical staff, the boys will work during Monday evening and return to action on Tuesday morning and evening. The first test will be against North Korea on Wednesday at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai.