January 28, 2019 / 10:29 AM / a year ago

United Arab Emirates v Qatar - Asian Cup semi-final

ctbox(Reuters) - Factbox ahead of Tuesday’s Asian Cup semi-final between United Arab Emirates and Qatar:

WHERE & WHEN:

Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (capacity: 40,000)

Kickoff 6.00pm local time (1400 GMT)

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Cesar Ramos (Mexico)

Assistant referees: Miguel Hernandez, Alberto Morin (both Mexico)

Fourth Official: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

Video assistant referee: Paolo Valeri (Italy)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

FIFA world ranking: 79

Ranking in Asia: 8

Previous Asian Cups: 9

Best performance: Runners-up (1996)

2015: Third place

Nickname: The Whites

Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

Top scorer at 2019 Asian Cup: Ali Mabkhout (4)

Players suspended: None

ROAD TO THE SEMI-FINAL

Group A (First)

UAE 1-1 Bahrain

UAE 2-0 India

UAE 1-1 Thailand

Round of 16

UAE 3-2 Kyrgyzstan (AET)

Quarter-final

UAE 1-0 Australia

QATAR

FIFA world ranking: 93

Ranking in Asia: 13

Previous Asian Cups: 9

Best performance: Quarter-finals (2000, 2011)

2015: Group stage

Nickname: The Maroons

Coach: Felix Sanchez Bas

Top scorer at 2019 Asian Cup: Almoez Ali (7)

Players suspended: Abdulaziz Hatem, Bassam Al-Rawi

ROAD TO THE SEMI-FINAL

Group E (First)

Qatar 2-0 Lebanon

Qatar 6-0 North Korea

Qatar 2-0 Saudi Arabia

Round of 16

Qatar 1-0 Iraq

Quarter-final

Qatar 1-0 South Korea

Compiled by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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