(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Both sides are preparing for the upcoming afc u-19 cup finals in myanmar during the month of october.
action during the uae-japan u-19 at zeyab awana ground on friday. — supplied photo
japan u-19 national team edged hosts uae 2-1 in a friendly at the zeyab awana playground at the association’s premises in al khawaneej here on friday. the two sides will renew rivalry in a second warm-up at the same venue on sunday.
both sides are preparing for the upcoming afc u-19 cup finals in myanmar during the month of october.
sultan al shamsi was sent in right from the beginning of the first-half to replace injured rashid ghanim al hajiri. and the visitors went into 2-0 lead in the first-half but the uae lads rallied in the second-half thanks to the few replacements that have been made by the coach by sending in mohammed ibrahim yousuf ali firas saleh mohammed hilal abdulla ghanim mansour abdulla and abdulla kazim and khalfan mubarak reduced the deficit to 1-2 from the spot.
dr abdulla misfer the new head coach of the youth national team watched the confrontation from the grandstand and recorded his remarks. he has also spoken before the kickoff to dr mosa abbas and the team’s manager khalid bin hajar and the assistant coach majid humaid.
elsewhere the uae international midfielder ali salmin and international forward ahmed rabie have reunited with the squad following their return from the senior national team european tour.
the youth national team’s striker carried out some medical examinations after his injury. dr. khaldon al kloub said that ahmed al attas has also suffered minor injury which will have not affect his preparations.
the uae assistant coach majid humaid said he’s not happy with the performance and the boys suffered in the first-half from the lack of concentration against a formidable side like japan.
“things differed in the second half after i have reminded the players to follow the instructions and implement the tactical plan” he said.
“the second encounter on sunday will look different after the return of salmin and rabie and hopefully things will improve” he added.