Contract with Korea ended in December last year… Appointed as UAE head coach in July
메이저사이트 The United Arab Emirates (UAE), led by former Korean national soccer team coach Paulo Bento, achieved a refreshing second consecutive win.
UAE won 1-0 in a friendly match against Kuwait held at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, UAE on the 13th (Korean time).
With this, the UAE continued its two-game winning streak since coach Bento took office. Coach Bento made his debut last month against Costa Rica, a North and Central American team, and won 4-1.
Coach Bento, who took command of the Korean national soccer team in 2018, proved his leadership by leading Korea to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. However, negotiations to extend his contract did not proceed smoothly, and he left Korea in December of last year.
Coach Bento, who had been a field player, was appointed as the head coach of the UAE last July and achieved a victory in his debut game by scoring four goals against Costa Rica in September.
Even against Kuwait, the UAE played an overwhelming game. From the beginning of the game, they showed active soccer through the short passes that coach Bento pursued, and took control of the game, leading to victory.
The UAE is scheduled to play another friendly match against Lebanon on the 18th.
UAE, which is in Group H in the North and Central America World Cup Asia 2nd qualifying round, will play against Bahrain, the winner of Yemen-Sri Lanka, and the winner of Nepal-Laos starting in November. There is a possibility that Coach Bento’s UAE will face Korea in the third preliminary round later.