The United Arab Emirates (UAE), led by former Korean national soccer team coach Paulo Bento, drew a difficult draw with Palestine in the group stage of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup amid bad news in which both the head coach and a player were sent off. achieved .The UAE soccer team drew 1-1 with Palestine in the second match of Group C of the tournament held at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on the 18th (local time).UAE, which defeated Hong Kong 3-1 in the first game, added 1 point .If Iran (3 points), who has played only one game, defeats Hong Kong in the second game, they will beat the UAE and take first place in the group. Palestine, who lost 1-4 in the previous game against Iran, succeeded in earning its first point in this tournament by drawing with UAE, which was considered a superior opponent .Palestine, with 1 draw and 1 loss, is currently ranked 3rd in Group C.
If Palestine defeats Hong Kong, considered the weakest team, in the third game, and the UAE loses against Iran in the final group stage match, there is a possibility that the UAE will fall to third place in the group depending on goal difference, etc. In Group C, the team with the highest FIFA ranking is Iran (21st).The UAE is 64th, Palestine is 99th, and Hong Kong is 150th. UAE, which went on the offensive from the beginning of the game, struck the net first when Sultan Adil headed a cross from the right side in the 23rd minute of the first half .However, the flow of the game, which the UAE was leading, changed drastically when defender Khalifa Al Hammadi pulled his uniform and fell together during a struggle with Palestinian striker Odai Dabbagh in the penalty box.
After video review (VAR), the referee declared a penalty kick and immediately issued a red card to Al Hammadi .Goalkeeper Khalid Eisa saved the penalty kick and overcame the crisis, but the UAE ended up giving up an own goal in the 5th minute of the second half amid waves of attacks from Palestine, which had a numerical superiority. Bader Nasser Mohammed’s header, which was trying to handle a cross from the left side, went directly towards the goal. Afterwards, Palestine, who mainly attacked through crosses, consistently recorded effective shots with sharp headers, but were disappointed as all of them were blocked by the goalkeeper .Palestine overwhelmed the UAE in various game indicators, including 24-5 in shots and 65-7 in crosses, 카지노사이트킹 but was unable to secure a victory.