Football: Soccer-With World Cup dream over, UAE coach looks to the future

(Reuters) – United Arab Emirates supervisor Rodolfo Arruabarrena mentioned he couldn’t have requested extra of his gamers after Tuesday’s 2-1 playoff defeat by Australia ended their World Cup hopes.

The Emiratis, hoping to make the finals for the first time since their maiden look in 1990, pissed off Australia in the second half at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium however have been eradicated thanks to a late deflected strike from Ajdin Hrustic.

The Socceroos will meet Peru at the similar venue on June 13 for a spot in Qatar.

“The boys gave the whole lot,” Arruabarrena advised reporters.

“This is the finish of a chapter and we’ve to take into consideration the future. We have a variety of younger gamers and we’d like to maintain bettering and dealing arduous.”

The Argentine, who succeeded Bert van Marwijk in February, added that he was not anxious about his job and that he had anticipated criticism after the loss.

“I’m the coach and I’m accustomed to that, when the outcomes do not occur, there’s criticism,” he mentioned.

“We had degree for 75 minutes. All of the gamers have been centered and, normally, the crew performed match. It is a blow, however we’ve to decide ourselves up and maintain going.”

(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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