The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have Saturday in Abu Dhabi with a 1-1 draw with the 17th edition of the Asian Cup opened. Mohamed Al Rohaimi put Bahrain in the 79th minute on lead, two minutes before time, brought Ahmed Khalil the host country from the penalty spot alongside.
India and Thailand will play Sunday for the second match in group A. In group B takes on defending champion Australia against Syria, Palestine and Jordan. Group C consists of South Korea, China, Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines, group D from Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, and Yemen, group E Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon and North Korea and group F from Japan, Uzbekistan, Oman and Turkmenistan. The first two of each group and the best four troisième go through to the eighth finals.
There are four players from the Belgian league. Sint-Truiden have two of his Japanese miss: midfielder Wataru Endo and defender Takehiro Yomiyasu. Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic (Genk) is in the selection of Australia, defender Morteza Pouraliganij (Eupen) in Iran. Vital Borkelmans is the national coach of Jordan.