The UAE has qualified for the semi-finals on Friday after winning the match against Australia in the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup with a score of 1-0.
In Al Ain, the UAE avenged its 2015 semifinal loss to Australia. Ali Ahmed Mabkhout pounced on a defensive blunder to claim his fourth goal of the tournament and spark wild celebrations at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.
The team's next match will be with Qatar, who qualified for the semi-finals earlier today after a 1-0 match with South Korea.
The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation. It is being held in the United Arab Emirates from 5 January to 1 February 2019.