The United Arab Emirates failed to book a spot in the upcoming World Cup, thus making the Wednesday friendly nothing more than a confidence booster for them.
Argentina will take on United Arab Emirates in their final friendly on Wednesday before beginning their World Cup journey in Qatar. The upcoming contest will have little significance in the grand scheme of events, however, the match can act as a good confidence booster for both sets of teams. Argentine will be keen to head into the World Cup with a positive mind frame and this match provides them with the opportunity to do just that. However, the same cannot be said for UAE who will not be flying to Qatar.
|United Arab Emirates vs Argentina||Key details|
|Venue||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium|
|Kickoff time in India||9 pm|
|Kickoff time in UAE||7:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Argentina||12:30 pm|
The United Arab Emirates failed to book a spot in the upcoming World Cup, thus making the Wednesday evening friendly nothing more than a confidence booster for them. They are also on a three-game losing run, which they would hope to end on Wednesday, however, the task will not be an easy one. Argentina are going into this tournament as one of the favourites to lift the World Cup trophy. Their quality and impressive form of late have earned them this tag. Ever since losing to Brazil in July 2019, Argentina have not suffered a single defeat since then.
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The United Arab Emirates have one more friendly to play on Saturday against Kazakhstan, which will be their last match this calendar year. Hence, their squad selection for the Wednesday evening match could also depend on the Saturday fixture. Thus, there could be some rotations to the UAE lineups for both games. As for Argentina, the contest on Wednesday provides a good opportunity for fringe players to get into the Starting XI for the World Cup. Hence, many of these players will use it as a chance to show their manager what they are capable of.
United Arab Emirates possible line-up: Khasif, Al-Hashemi, Al-Ahbabi, Al Hammadi, Ibrahim, Salmeen, Rashid, Hamad, Ramadan, Canedo, Al-Maazmi
Argentina possible line-up: E Martinez, Molina, Otamendi, L Martinez, Acuna, Paredes, Rodriguez, Fernandez, Messi, Di Maria, L Martinez
|South Korea||1-0 (W)|
The international friendly match between the United Arab Emirates and Argentina will take place at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday at 9:00 pm IST.
For football fans in UAE, the live telecast of the match between the United Arab Emirates and Argentina will be available on Dubai Sports 1, Abu Dhabi Sports 1, Sharjah Sports. Meanwhile, those in Argentina can catch the live action via TyC Sports Play, TyC Sports Argentina.