United Arab Emirates national under-23 football team

The United Arab Emirates national under-23 football team represents United Arab Emirates in association football and is administered by the United Arab Emirates Football Association.

United Arab Emirates U-23
AssociationUAEFA
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Head coachDenis Silva
FIFA codeUAE
First colours
Second colours
First international
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 1–0 Pakistan 
(South Korea; 21 September 1986)
Biggest win
 Sri Lanka 1–7 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(Bani Yas; 8 March 2011)
Biggest defeat
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 0–5 Kuwait 
(Thailand; 7 December 1998)


Recent FixturesEdit

4 September 2021 (2021-09-04) Friendly United Arab Emirates   4–1   Iraq Fujairah
19:15 UTC+4
Stadium: Fujairah Stadium
Attendance: 0
4 October 2021 (2021-10-04) WAFF Cup United Arab Emirates   3–0   Lebanon Dammam, Saudi Arabia
18:30 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sultan Al-Harbi (Saudi Arabia)
6 October 2021 (2021-10-06) WAFF Cup Iraq   2–0   United Arab Emirates Khobar, Saudi Arabia
21:30 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Khaled Al-Teris (Saudi Arabia)
8 October 2021 (2021-10-08) WAFF Cup Palestine   1–0   United Arab Emirates Dammam, Saudi Arabia
15:30 UTC+3
Report Stadium: Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Faisal Al-Blwi (Saudi Arabia)
24 October 2021 (2021-10-24) Asian Cup qualification United Arab Emirates   1–2   Kyrgyzstan Fujairah
16:50 UTC+4
Report
Stadium: Fujairah Club Stadium
Attendance: 100
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
27 October 2021 (2021-10-27) Asian Cup qualification India   0–1   United Arab Emirates Fujairah
20:30 UTC+4 Report
Stadium: Fujairah Club Stadium
Attendance: 100
Referee: Fu Ming (China PR)
30 October 2021 (2021-10-30) Asian Cup qualification United Arab Emirates   2–0   Oman Fujairah
16:50
Report Stadium: Fujairah Club Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
23 March 2022 (2022-03-23) Dubai Cup United Arab Emirates   1–0   China PR Dubai
16:00 UTC+4 Report (Soccerway) Stadium: Police Officers' Club Stadium
26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) Dubai Cup Uzbekistan   0–0   United Arab Emirates Dubai
16:00 UTC+4 Report (Soccerway) Stadium: Police Officers' Club Stadium
29 March 2022 (2022-03-29) Dubai Cup United Arab Emirates   3–0   China PR Dubai
28 May 2022 (2022-05-28) Friendly United Arab Emirates   3–0   Vietnam Dubai
20:00 UTC+4 Report Stadium: Al-Awir Stadium
3 June 2022 (2022-06-03) Asian Cup United Arab Emirates   1–2   Japan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
18:00 UTC+5
Stats Report (AFC)
Stadium: Pakhtakor Stadium
Referee: Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)
6 June 2022 (2022-06-06) Asian Cup Tajikistan   0–2   United Arab Emirates Tashkent, Uzbekistan
20:00 UTC+5 Stats Report (AFC)
Stadium: Lokomotiv Stadium
Attendance: 185
Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
9 June 2022 (2022-06-09) Asian Cup Saudi Arabia   2–0   United Arab Emirates Tashkent, Uzbekistan
18:00 UTC+5
Stats Report (AFC) Stadium: Lokomotiv Stadium
Referee: Jonathan Barreiro (Australia)

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Eisa Ahmed (2000-12-06) 6 December 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Al-Ittihad Kalba
17 1GK Suhail Abdulla (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 22) 3 0   Emirates
22 1GK Rakaan Waleed (2001-03-27) 27 March 2001 (age 21) 3 0   Al-Jazira

2 2DF Abdulla Idrees (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 22) 7 2   Al-Jazira
3 2DF Yousif Al-Mheiri (1999-11-30) 30 November 1999 (age 22) 3 0   Al-Wasl
5 2DF Saeed Suleiman (1999-04-08) 8 April 1999 (age 23) 3 0   Ajman
6 2DF Eid Khamis (1999-05-20) 20 May 1999 (age 23) 7 0   Shabab Al-Ahli
12 2DF Ahmed Abdulla (1999-01-16) 16 January 1999 (age 23) 5 1   Shabab Al-Ahli
13 2DF Faris Khalil (2000-10-08) 8 October 2000 (age 21) 5 0   Emirates
18 2DF Zayed Sultan (2001-04-11) 11 April 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Al-Jazira
20 2DF Mohamed Abdelrahman (2001-01-16) 16 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Al-Nasr

4 3MF Ahmed Mahmoud (2001-01-06) 6 January 2001 (age 21) 4 0   Emirates
8 3MF Abdelaziz Al-Bloushi (2002-03-03) 3 March 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Shabab Al-Ahli
16 3MF Hussain Mahdi (2000-07-24) 24 July 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Al-Nasr
21 3MF Abdallah Sultan (1999-03-21) 21 March 1999 (age 23) 4 0   Baniyas
23 3MF Sultan Ali (2001-10-06) 6 October 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Shabab Al-Ahli

7 4FW Rashid Mubarak (1999-03-08) 8 March 1999 (age 23) 5 0   Al-Nasr
9 4FW Abdulla Abdulrahman (2000-01-25) 25 January 2000 (age 22) 5 0   Khor Fakkan
10 4FW Saeed Al-Kaabi (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 23) 3 2   Emirates
11 4FW Yaser Hassan (2001-04-25) 25 April 2001 (age 21) 1 1   Al-Ittihad Kalba
14 4FW Fahad Bader (2001-03-09) 9 March 2001 (age 21) 2 0   Emirates
15 4FW Mansoor Saeed (2003-03-29) 29 March 2003 (age 19) 1 0   Al-Wahda
19 4FW Eisa Khalfan (2003-03-12) 12 March 2003 (age 19) 1 0   Al-Ain

Tournament recordsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1992 Did not qualify
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012 Group stage 15th 3 0 1 2 3 6
  2016 Did not qualify
  2020
Total 3 0 1 2 3 6

Asian CupEdit

Final Qualification
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  2013 Quarter–finals 8th 4 1 2 1 2 2 5 3 2 0 8 4
  2016 5th 4 2 1 1 5 5 3 3 0 0 8 0
  2018 Did not qualify 3 2 0 1 6 2
  2020 Quarter–finals 6th 4 1 2 1 4 6 3 2 1 0 10 2
  2022 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 3 4 3 2 0 1 4 2
Total Quarter-finals 5th 15 5 5 5 14 17 14 12 3 2 36 10
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

MatchesEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Year Round GP W D L GF GA
  2002 Group stage 3 1 1 1 3 4
  2006 3 0 1 2 3 7
  2010   Silver 7 4 2 1 9 2
  2014 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 8 3
  2018   Bronze 7 1 3 3 9 9
Total 24 8 7 9 32 25

GCC ChampionshipEdit

Year Round GP W D L GF GA
  2008 Did not enter
  2010 Champions 4 3 1 0 6 2
  2011 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 9 4

ReferenceEdit