The UAE head coach Mahdi Ali decided to do without midfielder Amir Abdul Rahman ahead of their crucial tie against Japan on Thursday. The awaited giants clash is part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Asian Zone. The brilliant defending midfielder has sustained a knee injury and is expected to by seen by the medical staff to assess his situation.
“I wished I would be able to continue with my colleaguesz, but nobody can help it, it is the will of Allah and we have to accept it,” Abdul Rahman said.
Abdul Rahman said he was planning to show the best of him noting that the boys are determined to claim the full points by beating Japan for the third straight time.
“What I have seen during my stay with the players was very encouraging and I’m convinced that with the strong fighting spirit and determination, the players will delight the faithful fans,” he said.