An Emirati player catches the eye with a global goal against Navas.
During the match between Al Abyad and Costa Rica.
The game ended in the favor of the UAE with the result 4-1.
Costa Rica National team suffered a 4-1 defeat to the UAE in a friendly match played on Tuesday at the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb, Croatia.
The result was overshadowed by the tragic news of the death of Costa Rica’s assistant coach, Erick Rodríguez.
Who passed away earlier that day in an Amsterdam hospital. He was 49 years old.
The UAE scored three goals against Costa Rica National team in the opening 38 minutes.
The Ticos had lost their previous match against Saudi Arabia 3-1.
While the UAE dominated the first half of the match, scoring three goals in the opening 38 minutes.
The Emirati Player Yahya Al Ghassani opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a right-foot shot from the center of the box.
Also, Caio Canedo doubled the UAE’s lead in the 23rd minute with another right-foot shot.
Ali Salmeen then made it 3-0 in the 38th minute, beating Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas with a powerful shot.
Costa Rica pulled a goal back in the 64th minute when Julio Cascante headed home a free kick from Bryan Oviedo.
However, Al Ghassani scored his second goal of the match in the 75th minute to seal the victory for the UAE.
Despite the defeat, Costa Rica will be hoping to use the match as a learning experience.
as they prepare for their upcoming Nations League matches against Panama and Martinique in November.
The Ticos are also building towards the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The UAE first team delegation to Croatia camp.
The first UAE national football team held an external camp in the Croatian city of Zagreb.
The external camp lasted until the twelfth of this month, within the framework of the FIFA Days.
As part of the preparation program for the second round of the joint Asian qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.
Also for the 2027 Asian Cup finals, which will begin in November.
Earlier, the Portuguese national team coach, Paulo Bento, has chosen 28 players to be present in this camp, and they are:
Khaled Issa, Khaled Al-Hashimi, Bandar Al-Ahbabi, Yahya Nader, Ahmed Barman, Hazem Muhammad (Al-Ain).
Ali Khasif, Khalifa Al-Hammadi, Abdullah Muhammad Al-Attas, Mubarak Ahmed Mubarak, Abdullah Idris, Abdullah Ramadan.
Ali Mabkhout (Al Jazeera), Abdul Rahman Saleh, Ali Salmin, Fabio De Lima, Caio Canedo, Ali Saleh (Al Wasl), Walid Abbas, Yahya Al Ghassani.
Muhammad Jumaa Eid (Shabab Al Ahly), Adel Al Hosani, Khaled Al Dhanhani, Majid Rashid, Muhammad Abdel Basit.
Al-Hassan Saleh (Sharjah), Muhammad Al-Shamsi (Al-Wahda).