“Al-Dahhi” Ikhwan scored two world-class goals against the Nepalese net, from the home place of the opponent on the outskirts of the capital, Kathmandu, so that our national team achieved the first three points in the “eighth” group with intense competition. in the joint Asian qualifiers for the 23rd World Cup and the upcoming Asian Cup.
Not long ago, the UAE white team achieved the same result against the Bahraini red team…making our team equal in everything to its Bahraini brother.
Although the UAE national team failed with its six goals and six points, it revived the hope of our team to enter the competition round, and the upcoming confrontations between Yemen and the Emirates on the 21st and 26th of next March are considered heavy calibers, especially. because the history of the meetings of the two teams contains results of victory for our team in decisive situations.
Our team gave amazing performances against their Emirati brother, and despite achieving 3 winning results from 14 matches between them, our team almost grabbed the qualification ticket in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers to be among the top 10 teams in Asia, if it it would not have been for a questionable penalty kick in the city of Al Ain at the time.
There is no doubt about the strength of the Bahrain team, but if our team achieves a positive result against the Emirates, it will shuffle the cards in the group and boost the hopes of the Sheba Eagles in the competition.
While the Nepal team seems to be the weakest team in the group, it is expected to record an honorable exit from its stadium in one of the upcoming rounds against Bahrain or the Emirates.