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AFC Asian Cup 2023: Tajikistan vs UAE: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :January 26, 2024 at 06:47 PM
Modified at :January 26, 2024 at 06:47 PM
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Yash Pratap Singh


UAE have a better head-to-head record over Tajikistan.

It has been an excellent start to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup with the group stage producing some eye-catching moments and matches. Now the limelight moves to the RO16 where the remaining 16 teams will fight it out against each other.

Tajikistan scripted history by qualifying for the knockouts in their very first attempt, following their exceptional display in Group A. Standing in their way will be the UAE who have also had a very good campaign coming into the knockouts.

Kick Off

January 28, 2024, 21:30 IST

January 28, 2024, 21:00 GMT+5

January 28, 2024, 20:00 GST

Form

Tajikistan (in all competitions) W-L-D-W-W

UAE (in all competitions) L-D-W-L-W

Players to watch

Parvizdzhon Umarbayev (Tajikistan)

AFC Asian Cup 2023: Tajikistan vs UAE: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast Parvizdzhon Umarbayev
Umarbayev will have to lead Tajikistan from the front against UAE. (Courtesy: AFC)

The Tajikistan skipper has been in red hot form for his side. He has led the team from the front and has helped them reach the knockouts in their very first attempt. The midfielder scored a crucial goal in the win against Lebanon. He is known for his set-piece skills, accurate passing and defensive attributes.

Khalid Eisa (UAE)

AFC Asian Cup 2023: Tajikistan vs UAE: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast Khalid Eisa
Khaild Eisa will need to be at his best against Tajikistan. (Courtesy: AFC)

The goalkeeper has been solid under the sticks for UAE and has played a crucial role behind their run to the knockouts. Khalid Eisa has made over 12 crucial saves and has saved a penalty as well. He is a ball-playing goalkeeper and is known for his distribution across the field.

Match facts

  • Tajikistan have never defeated UAE
  • The last meeting between the two teams ended in a 0-0 draw
  • Tajikistan have scored two goals while UAE have scored five goals in the ongoing AFC Asian Cup

Injury and Team News

Both teams are expected to have a fully fit squad available for selection.

Head-to-head

Total Matches played – 2

Tajikistan Wins – 0

UAE Wins – 1

Draws – 1

Predicted Line-up

Tajikistan (4-4-2)

Yatimov, Safarov, Khanonov, Dzhuranoyev, Nazarov  Shervoni, Umarbaev, Shukurov, Panshanbe, Soirov, Dzalilov

UAE (4-2-3-1)

Eisa, Idrees, Naser, Al Hashemi, Al Zaabi, Ramada, Nader, Al Zaabi, Lima, Adil, Caio.

Prediction for Tajikistan vs UAE

UAE are expected to win this game because of their better head-to-head record and higher FIFA ranking. However, they will not have it easy because Tajikistan are expected to put up a strong fight.

Prediction: Tajikistan 1-2 UAE

Telecast for Tajikistan vs UAE

India – Sports 18, Jio Cinema

Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Oman – BeinSports, Alkass

United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands – Triller TV

Australia – Network 10

Saudi Arabia – Shahid

Tajikistan – Varzishtv

United Arab Emirates – ADTV

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Worldwide Broadcast DetailsClick here

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