UAE, Andorra settle for draw
Grodig: The United Arab Emirates wrapped up their training camp in Austria with a 0-0 draw against Andorra on Saturday.
The training camp and Andorra friendly are part of Alberto Zaccheroni's squad's preparations for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 which will be held in the UAE on January 5-February 1.
Zaccheroni called up a 27-man squad for the first of five training camps in Salzburg and UAE had already played several friendly matches with Austrian and Italian clubs before the Andorra tie at the Untersberg Arena on Saturday.
The squad will return to the UAE on Sunday and the players will report to their respective clubs ahead of the UAE Pro League 2018-19 season, which kicks off with the Super Cup clash between League champions Al Ain and Cup winners Al Wahda in Cairo, Egypt on August 25. The league starts on August 30.
The UAE squad will regroup in Girona, Spain for a two-week boot camp in September, with matches against Trinidad & Tobago (September 6) and Laos (September 11) respectively.
From October 6 to 16, the squad will be based in Barcelona for their third camp, while their last two camps will be on home soil in November and December.
UAE are in Group A of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 alongside Thailand, India and Bahrain.