United Arab Emirates national football team

national association football team

United Arab Emirates national football team is the national association football team of United Arab Emirates.

United Arab Emirates
Nickname(s)Al Abyad (The Whites)
Eyal Zayed (Sons of Zayed)
AssociationUAE Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
Most capsAdnan Al Talyani (161)
Top scorerAdnan Al Talyani (52)
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 70 Steady (22 December 2022)[1]
Highest40 (November – December 1998)
Lowest138 (January 2012)
First international
 United Arab Emirates 1–0 Qatar 
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 17 March 1972)
Biggest win
 Brunei 0–12 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
(B. S. Begawan, Brunei; 14 April 2001)
Biggest defeat
 United Arab Emirates 0–8 Brazil 
(Abu Dhabi, UAE; 12 November 2005)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1990)
Best resultGroup stage, 1990
Asian Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1980)
Best resultRunners-up, 1996
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1997)
Best resultGroup stage, 1997


  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.