UAE set for final Gulf Cup group game against Oman

e United Arab Emirates (UAE) take on Oman at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isa Town on Friday in the 21st Gulf Cup.

Oman need a victory to stand a chance of reaching the last four - the UAE, though, are already sure of a semi-final place.

Mahdi Ali’s side opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over Qatar, and then beat host country Bahrain by two goals to one.

It means Ali can rest a few of his key men, plus those in danger of suspension, for the conclusion of Group A, and he intends to do so.

Oman has just one point after a stalemate against Bahrain, but UAE’s manager was adamant on Thursday that each team has an equal chance of winning the encounter. SHOW MORE

Last Update: Friday, 11 January 2013 KSA 10:04 - GMT 07:04