Carlos Alberto Parreira is among only 2 coaches to have led 4 different teams to a World Cup: Kuwait (1982 ), Brazil (1994 and 2006), Saudi Arabia (1998) and the UAE (1990 ). The Brazilian was earlier this year re-appointed as coach of South Africa after quitting last year to be with his partner, who is battling cancer.

Mossain Mossaba was extensively acclaimed for his brave efficiency in the UAE’s final qualifying match with Korea in 1989 – the match that protected the Falcons certification to Italia ’90. He was first-choice goalkeeper for Sharjah and he later on went on to function as director of football for the club. Today, he is a routine analyst on Abu Dhabi Sports channel.

Khalil Ghanim, whose bro Mubarak was likewise in the UAE team, is kept in mind as one of the finest defenders the nation have actually produced. Plying his trade at Al Khaleej, the centre-half avoided the limelight and, after suffering a cardiovascular disease last year, he continues to stay out of the general public eye. Yousef Hussain was an identified centre-half who played for Sharjah during the 1980s. After hanging up his boots he acted as technical director for the FA for 2 years, however has actually considering that stepped away from football. Eisa Meer, whose twin bro also represented the nationwide side, was a dependable protector who played for the UAE throughout the 1980s, after including prominently for Sharjah. He now assists decides at Sharjah, as a member of the board. Ibrahim Meer, bro of Eisa, was a fast left-back who played with his bro for Sharjah in the 1980s. He continues to live in Sharjah, where he now works for the emirate’s authorities force.

Ali Thani was a rampaging midfielder who scored the UAE’s other objective at the 1990 World Cup. The former Sharjah midfielder no longer has any affiliation with one club, but is often utilized as an analyst on sports shows in the Emirates. Nasser Khamis, bro of the UAE’s legendary striker Fahid Khamis, was a midfielder at Al Wasl. He continues to work there as a coach of the under 14 side and is one of the fittest previous players to take part in the yearly Old National Group’s competition. Hussein Ghoroum might have come from a family of footballers, however the left-footer perhaps stood out more than any of his predecessors. The midfielder played for Sharjah, and now serves as fitness instructor to the club’s youth groups, working with the under 15s and listed below. Abdulrahman Mohammed was a midfielder for Al Nasr. Captaining the UAE, he won 85 caps and declared the Gamer of the Year Award in 1986. He works for Showtime as a pundit, as well as operating at the Dubai Federal government’s migration offices in Jebel Ali.

Khalid Ismail was among the UAE’s two goalscorers at Italia ’90. A striker with Al Nasr, he now operates at Dubai International Airport in Jebel Ali, which is under building. He is also an agent, helping to bring players and coaches to the Emirates. Adnan Talyani bet Al Shaab and is probably the very best striker in the UAE’s history. Without their star forward the Falcons would never ever have actually gotten approved for Italia ’90. Voted the UAE’s Gamer of the Century, Talyani was with the FA when the Emirates won the Gulf Cup in 2007. He now does irregular TV work.