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2019 AFC Asian Cup Rival Watch: UAE to face Egypt and Bolivia in November

1:05 AM WAT 06/11/2018
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While India take on Jordan in November in an international friendly, their Asian Cup 2019 Group ‘A’ rivals UAE will face Bolivia and Egypt….

India’s Asian Cup 2019 opponents UAE are all set to play two FIFA international friendly matches against Bolivia and Egypt on November 16 and November 20th respectively.

Earlier in October, UAE had confirmed their match against African giants Egypt. The match against Bolivia was confirmed recently as they will face the South American side at the Maktoum bin Rashid Stadium, the former home ground of Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab FC.

The UAE squad are set to gather in Dubai on Tuesday and will undergo a two-week camp under the tutelage of Italian manager Alberto Zaccheroni.

Asian Cup 2019 hosts UAE are placed in the Group ‘A’ alongside India, Bahrain and Thailand. They are the highest ranked team in the Group at the moment (81) 16 places above India (97).

Meanwhile, Bahrain too have lined up two international friendlies against Kuwait on November 15th and face Oman away from home four days later.

Thailand are participating in the AFF Suzuki Cup where they shall face Timor-Leste (November 9th), Indonesia (November 17th), Philippines (November 21st) and Singapore (November 25th). 

The Indian football team are set to play an international friendly match away from home against Jordan on November 17th.

Coach Stephen Constantine has named a 30-man squad which will assemble in New Delhi on November 11th. He has named 14 U-23 players in his squad. Thereafter, they are also expected to play a game against Oman in UAE before the Asian Cup later this year.

Earlier in October, India went to China and had held the Asian powerhouse to a goalless draw. 

The Asian Cup 2019 kicks-off on January 5 with UAE taking on Bahrain. India play their first match against Thailand on January 6 in Abu Dhabi.