The United Arab Emirates national football team (Arabic: الامارات العربية المتحدة لكرة القدم) represents the United Arab Emirates inassociation football and is controlled by the United Arab Emirates Football Association, the governing body for football in United Arab Emirates. United Arab Emirates’ home ground is Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The team is popularly known as Al-Abyad (The Whites).
It has made one World Cup appearance, in 1990 in Italy, but lost all three of its games, to Colombia, West Germany, and Yugoslavia. Two years later the UAE took fourth place in the 1992 Asian Cup, and runner-up in 1996. In both tournaments their final match was lost on penalty kicks. In 2007 the UAE beat Oman 1–0 to win the Gulf Cup for the first time in their history.