TOKYO, 1st September, 2016 (WAM) – The UAE national football team defeated hosts Japan 2-1 in the opening match between the two teams in Group two in the finals of the Asian qualifications for the Fifa World Cup 2018.

The UAE team won three points to finish second in the group on goal difference behind Australia before a game next Tuesday in the UAE in the second round of group matches.

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