epa07261865 Ismaeil Matar (C) of UAE  attends a training session at Zayed Sports City stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 04 January 2019. UAE will play against Bahrain on 05 January 2019 in a 2019 AFC Asian Cup preliminary round match.  EPA/ALI HAIDER
Ismail Matar, centre, last played for the UAE in 2019. EPA

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