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Do-or-die match for UAE against Qatar today

Filed on December 1, 2019 | Last updated on December 1, 2019 at 11.12 pm
ALL SET: The UAE players gear up to face Qatar in a crucial tie.

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UAE will require to earn three points against hosts Qatar in order to ensure a passage to the semifinals of the Arabian Gulf Cup on Monday.
Both teams enter the game with three points each. Iraq have already qualified for the semifinals and Qatar enjoy the advantage of a goal difference. It means that a draw against the UAE will favour the hosts, according to UAEFA website.
UAE defender Khalifa Al Hammadi said: "The team has prepared well for this important game. There is no margin of error in the next match and we hope to beat Qatar and qualify for the semifinals.
"The technical staff has been studying the opponents minutely to develop an appropriate strategy. The coach and his staff and the players are aware of the task ahead and we have an opportunity to perform to continue the journey in the tournament." These type of crucial games need special character and the Whites are ready for that.
Al Hammadi added: "Such games are always difficult, because each (team) wants to qualify. The morale of the players is high, and everyone is keen to give his 100 per cent. The loss against Iraq in the second round has made the task more difficult for us, and it left the team with the only option of victory. But the boys are determined to beat Qatar and qualify for the semifinals," Al Hammadi added.

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