The national team won its second consecutive victory in the double qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup, by beating Indonesia with five goals without reply, yesterday, at Al Maktoum Stadium in Al Nasr Club in Dubai, in the third round of Group G games, to lead «White »Standings with six points, and today, heading to Bangkok with high morale to face Thailand in the fourth round, next Tuesday.
The team played a mid-level game, after the team found great difficulty in the first half to threaten the goal of the Indonesian team, before exploiting the error of the goalkeeper, Khalil Ibrahim scored the first goal, while improving the performance in the second half, Ali Mabkhout added the second goal, before making Omar Abdul Rahman Al-Fariq, after his participation in place of Khalil Ibrahim, Mabkhout scored the third and fourth goals and then complete the five-goal Tariq Ahmed in injury time. Amouri stressed the importance of his presence and his role as a playmaker in Al-Abyad.
Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk has made the same squad for his first qualifying match against Malaysia, although the match was held a month ago, but Marvik retained the two-goal win in Kuala Lumpur. Simon McMinemi, seven modifications to the Indonesia squad, compared to the previous game against Thailand.
The national team started the meeting well, and Walid Abbas almost scored the first goal in the second minute, after Khalil Ibrahim played a corner, and Abbas met with his head, but was caught by Indonesia goalkeeper Hendro Kartiko.
Despite the full control of «white» on the midfield, the team lacked accuracy in the passes in front of the penalty area of the Indonesian team, and the most dangerous opportunity of an attack led by Jasim Jacob and passed to Ali Mabkhout, who prepared the ball again to Jacob, but he shot the ball next to the post (21 ).
On the other hand, goalkeeper Kartiko presented two gifts to the national team, when he went out of his own net and passed the ball mistakenly to Jassim Jacob, before reaching Ali Mabkhout, who shot the ball away from the goal (36), while the second gift was exploited by Khalil Ibrahim, after Ali Saleh played a ball Occasional, fell from the hand of goalkeeper, Hendro Kartiko, and Ibrahim shot in goal (41).
For their part, the visitors were active after the goal, and the most serious attack led by Arthur Bonay, caused Khalifa Al Hammadi to receive a yellow card, after blocking the Indonesian player, before the only goal in the last minute of the first half.
In the second half, the «white» continued to exploit the mistakes of the guest, after the Indonesian defense erred in the removal of the ball, and reached the ball to Ali Mabkhout, and passed the ball to Khalil Ibrahim, who returned it back to Mabkhout, and skillfully shot over the goalkeeper, scoring the second goal (51).
Marvik paid Omar Abdulrahman in the 59th minute, instead of Khalil Ibrahim, to get «Amouri» more opportunity to participate with «White», after playing 17 minutes against Malaysia, and was the best player in Asia 2016 when Hassan thought, after making the difference, and creativity Omar Abdulrahman As soon as he came down with a chance to Ali Mabkhout, who fired a rocket that bounced off the crossbar, Amouri made another chance to Ali Saleh, who hit the ball and touched the hand of Indonesia player Hansamu Yama, and the Jordanian referee awarded Adham a maid, a penalty, and Ali Mabkhout quietly fired it. Severe in goal, scoring the third goal (63).
Mabkhout completed «hat-trick», scoring the fourth goal after receiving a beautiful pass from Ali Saleh, dribbled the goalkeeper and shot in the goal (72), to become the historical goalscorer for the national team and surpasses Adnan Taliani, and now has 54 goals. In the 92nd minute, Tariq Ahmed scored the fifth goal of a follow-up to a ball saved by Indonesia goalkeeper, and Tariq managed to return to the net.
The team's mission departs for Bangkok
Following the match against Indonesia, the national team's delegation left for Bangkok in preparation for the host nation's next round of World Cup qualifiers 2022 and the Asian 2023 finals.
Mabkhout breaks the Italian record, becoming the UAE's top scorer with 54 goals. Mansour Al Sindi - Dubai
Group G standings
UAE 6 points
Indonesia without balance