Lucky draws have led to an extremely unpredictable situation in Group G of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with the appearance of 5 names UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
In addition to the number 1 seed, the UAE, the remaining 4 names are all the best teams in Southeast Asia at the moment.
Therefore, despite being the number 1 seed, the UAE players are still wary of the remaining opponents. Sharing in Khaleejtimes, UAE goalkeeper Khalid Eisa made cautious and humble comments about his opponents:
“We will not judge opponents in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers solely by their name or appearance.
In Asia at this time, there is no longer a big boundary between small teams and big teams. The UAE will have to be ready to face any circumstances.
Most of the teams in Asia have made great strides in recent years. We have witnessed significant development of the teams both technically and physically, especially the teams from Southeast Asia..
I think these teams are completely capable of surprising, each team is working hard to realize the ambition to attend the World Cup.”
The UAE team will kick off their journey to the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers in Asia with a trip to Malaysia on September 10.
Two months later, the UAE had the opportunity to face the Vietnamese team, which is considered the most attractive match in Group G.