UAE SET FOR THAI­LAND TEST IN ABU DHABI

7 Days in Dubai - - SPORTS -

The UAE re­sume their bat­tle for a place at the 2018 World Cup tonight [8pm kick-off time] when they host Thai­land at the Mo­hammed bin Zayed Sta­dium in Abu Dhabi. Mahdi Ali’s side be­gan the group stage with an im­pres­sive 2-1 vic­tory over Ja­pan, be­fore fall­ing to a nar­row 1-0 de­feat against Aus­tralia five days later. The UAE are cur­rently fourth in the six-team group, with only the top two au­to­mat­i­cally qual­i­fy­ing for the World Cup. The third-placed team will have to come through two play-off rounds to reach Rus­sia. Thai­land, mean­while, have lost both of their group games, con­ced­ing three goals and scor­ing none. The UAE will hope to gain all three points ahead of a tough game in Saudi Ara­bia on Oc­to­ber 11. Both games are on BeinS­ports 1HD.

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