Jordan became the first team to qualify for the knockout stages of the Asian Cup on Thursday. Thailand now has hope of joining it in the last 16 after a change of coaches had an immediate impact, with the team earning just its second win in 22 games in the competition.
Marked improvement by UAE
India’s forward Sunil Chhetri (C-L) vies for the ball with UAE’s midfielder Ali Salmeen during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group A football in Abu Dhabi. (AFP)
Khalfan Mubarak chipped India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to give UAE the lead four minutes from halftime.