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The match against Vietnam is crucial to the World Cup dream of UAE

The match against Vietnam is crucial to the World Cup dream of UAE

The upcoming match with Vietnam will be a key match that decides the ticket to continue in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier of coach Bert van Marwijk's team.

After the first three matches in this qualifying round, the UAE team has two victories against Malaysia (2-1) and Indonesia (5-0). However, in the recent confrontation with one of the two direct competitors - Thailand, Mr. Bert van Marwijk's team had to take a 1-2 defeat.

This defeat led the UAE to fall to third place in the rankings because Vietnam had a 3-1 victory over Indonesia to finish second in the table.

The match against Vietnam is crucial to the World Cup dream of UAE

In the next round, the UAE will come to Vietnam as a guest, this is considered the most important match from the beginning of the qualifier to the team of Mr. Bert van Marwijk. This is because if UAE cannot get a good result, their door to the next round will become very narrow.

The last failure against Thailand caused the UAE to slip from one of the top two spots, the UAE has dropped to third place, one point behind Thailand and Vietnam. Therefore, the clash with Vietnam in November in Hanoi will be the key to their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign.

Vietnam is unbeaten so far and has improved a lot, they also reached the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup earlier this year.

Consequently, the UAE must improve a lot if this team wants to get good results in the next match. A failure will increase the pressure significantly, only the team that wins will be guaranteed to advance to the third round.

In the match against Vietnam on November 19th, UAE team also received a great loss of force when key striker Ali Mabkhout is suspended for receiving two yellow cards in two consecutive matches.