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Dangda and Ekanit shined to help Nishino's army make a big surprise against UAE

Dangda and Ekanit shined to help Nishino's army make a big surprise against UAE

Let us see the latest results as well as the score of Thailand vs UAE match in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Dangda and Ekanit shined to help Nishinos army make a big surprise against UAE

With the advantage of the home audience, coach Akira Nishino took the initiative to let the game learn to attack in front of a strong representative of Middle Eastern football. However, the Japanese coach's tactics surprised the UAE team.

Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Thailand, creating a menacing goal for Khalid Eisa. In one situation like that, Teerasil Dangda took advantage of the opportunity to rebound at the top, to score the opening goal of the match in the 26th minute.

Minutes later, Thailand actively played slowly, but the UAE won the game and created very dangerous attack situations. It seems that the first half will end with the home team advantage, then Ali Mabkhout suddenly shined to score the equalizer 1-1 in the 45 + 2 minute.

Entering the first half, coach Nishino still directed the home team players to play. The huge pressure of Thailand has made the UAE defense make a mistake, when Ekanit Panya cushioned the ball into an unaccompanied state, thereby raising the score to 2-1 in the 52nd minute.

Minutes later, the UAE team tried to regain control of the match. However, coach Nishino gave Thailand an excellent defensive counterattack. The hosts not only locked the UAE's spearheads but also created many dangerous situations towards the goal of Khalid Eisa. However, no goals were added, Thailand eventually won 2-1 over the UAE.

With this result, Thailand reached the top of Group G when they had the same 7 points compared to Vietnam, but had a better goal difference.

Thailand vs UAE match information

Time: 20:00 (GMT+8) on October 15th

Venue: Thammasat Stadium, Pathum Thani

‎‎Competition: Group G of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (AFC)

Thailand prepared for the third round of Group G phase 2 World Cup qualifying phase 2022 with a lot of worries when Chanathip Songkrasin was absent. Chanathip - likened to "Thai Messi" - suffered a pre-match injury from the match of Consadole Sapporo. Consadole Sapporo doctors said Chanathip needed a two-week break before returning to the pitch.

Besides Chanathip Songkrasin, the Thai team did not have the service of another player playing in Japan: Thitipan Puangchan. Midfielder number 8th was seriously injured in the match against the Vietnamese team in the first match.

Coach Akira Nishino also confirmed midfielder Supachok will still focus on Thailand to prepare for the match against the UAE. In addition striker, Teerasil Dangda will also return to the Golden Temple team in this match.

Currently, Thailand is temporarily at the top of Group G with 4 points, while the UAE has 3 points but has just played 1 match against Malaysia. The team that wins will most likely have a big advantage in the race to win tickets for the 3rd round of 2022 FIFA World Cup. Historically, Thailand has met the UAE 13 times, of which Thailand won 2, drew 4 and the UAE won 7 times.

Possible Lineups Thailand vs UAE:

Thailand: Siwarak, Weerawatnodom, Bunmathan, Hemviboon, Bihr, Kesarat, Sookjitthummakul, Sarach Yooyen, Supachok, Ekanit Panya, Teerasil Dangda.

UAE: Khalid Essa, Shahin Abdulrahman, Abdulla Juma, Alhasan Saleh, Habib Abdualla, Bandar Al Ahbabi, Ahmed Barman, Khalfan Mubarak Al Shamsi, Ali Mabkhout, Saif Nasir, Suhail Al Noobi.