UAE won 1-0 in the A match warm-up match against Kuwait at Ilmaktoum Stadium in Dubai, UAE on the 13th.
As a result, Bento won both of his two matches at the helm of the UAE. Bento won a great 4-1 victory over Costa Rica in his debut last month.
In the match, UAE midfielder Tahnun al-Jabi (Al-Wahbi) scored the first goal in the 27th minute of the first half. After that, he focused on defense and kept his victory by one goal until the end.
The UAE ranks 70th in the FIFA rankings. Kuwait ranks 135th. However, the UAE was inferior to Kuwait in the past eight years by posting two draws and one loss, but it recovered its pride by winning for the first time in a long time.
The UAE also lost 0-1 to Kuwait in the Gulf Cup in January. At that time, UAE competed with Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait in Group B of the tournament. However, they finished at the bottom of the group with only one draw and two losses. Since then, he has been on a three-win, two-tie, and unbeaten streak in five games. Among them, Bento won two games.
Numerous world-renowned masters have led the UAE, but all have failed. Alberto Zaccheroni and Bert van Mavike took charge of the team, but their performance was not good, including international competitions. He failed to advance to the Qatar World Cup last year. For reference, the UAE’s last World Cup was in 1990 in Italy. 스포츠토토
Bento took over as coach of the UAE national team in July. After signing a three-year contract, he will lead the UAE until the 2026 North and Central American World Cup. World Cup. At the time of his appointment, Bento said, “I have enough information about the UAE. We will try to create a good and stable team, he said, expressing confidence, “I think we can please UAE fans through victory.” And I’m showing it in terms of grades.
Bento is the former head coach of the Korean national soccer team. He played for the Korean national team from 2018 to 2022. Bento, who is also the ‘longest’ coach who has led the Korean national team for the longest time, has also left numerous achievements. He won the 2019 East Asian Cup and led the team to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. It is the first time in 12 years that Korea has advanced to the round of 16 at the World Cup since the 2010 South African Games. However, Bento and Korean soccer finished accompanying him after his contract expired after the Qatar World Cup.
Since then, Bento has pushed for a return to Europe. Rumors of the appointment of Poland’s national team coach soon after the Qatar World Cup were also circulating. However, Poland appointed Fernando Santos, who led Portugal, as its new head coach instead of Bento.
Instead, Bento took the helm of the UAE national team and once again continued his career as a head coach on the Asian stage. In addition, Bento coached Chongqing Dangdai Ripan (China), Olympiacos (Greece), Cruzeiro (Brazil), Portugal national team, and Sporting Lisbon.
Bento’s UAE and South Korea are likely to face off in the third qualifying round for the 2026 North and Central American World Cup in Asia. They are in different groups in the second qualifying round, but can be grouped in the same group in the third qualifying round. Jurgen Klinsmann is currently in charge of the Korean national team. However, Klinsmann is mired in a slump of one win, three draws and two losses in six games. He won against Saudi Arabia last month and won his first victory in six games.