The UAE Olympic team lost to its Brazilian counterpart 2-5 yesterday evening, Thursday, in a friendly match at the end of the “Al-Abyad” external camp, which is currently being held in Serbia, as part of its preparations for the qualifiers for the AFC U-23 Cup finals scheduled in Uzbekistan 2022, whose matches will be played in October next.
The Emirates team started scoring in the 21st minute, through the Brazilian Nino, by mistake, and Diego Carlos equalized for the Brazilian in the 44th minute, then “Al-Abyad” returned to the lead in the 68th minute, through Abdullah Al-Naqbi.
Then the Brazilian team managed to score 4 consecutive goals through Reinier in the 78th minute, Gabriel in the 82nd minute, and Mateus, who scored two goals in the 85th and 1st minutes of overtime for the match.
The friendly match against Brazil is a great opportunity for our team to clash with one of the strongest teams in the world, after the Asian qualifiers draw placed our team in Group E, along with the teams of Oman, India and Kyrgyzstan.
The Brazilian national team includes in its ranks a group of professional players who are active in the major European leagues, and is preparing to compete in the football competition in the Olympic Games, which will start in Tokyo. The Seleção, the gold medalist of the 2016 Rio Olympics, plays in Group D, which includes Germany and Saudi Arabia. and Cote d’Ivoire.
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