After a 1-1 draw against the Philippines three days ago, Miroslav Soukup's men failed to find a match-winner once again as they registered a goalless draw on Monday against China. Former Juventus and Italy coach Marcelo Lippi's China proved to be a difficult opponent for Bahrain to create chances against.
Tournament hosts UAE are currently in Spain as part of their preparations. They took on Trinidad & Tobago, who are placed 14 spots below UAE in the FIFA rankings, in Girona but were handed a 2-0 loss.
Alberto Zaccheroni’s side is set to play Laos in Spain on Tuesday (September 11, 2018).