Lawyer and Van Marwijk share the points and see World Cup get further out of sight

The duel between the United Arab Emirates and Iraq, also a duel between Bert van Marwijk and Dick Adocaat respectively, has ended in a draw (2-2). The team of Advocaten seemed to head for the first win in the World Cup qualification, but saw Ali Ahmed Mabkhout taking advantage of jobbing in Iraqi defence deep in injury time.
The United Arab Emirates and Iraq had both gathered two points prior to the mutual meeting, which required a victory to keep the numbers 1 and 2 in the pool in sight. She, Iran and South Korea, tied earlier in the day (1-1).
Van Marwijks team came ahead after 33 minutes of play. 31-year-old Caio Canedo was responsible for the opening target, although Lawyer wanted the VAR to undo the hit. However, none of that ended up.
Fifteen minutes before Iraq came to an equal height. Substitute Amir Al Ammari worked the ball through a United Arab Emirates defender behind goalkeeper Ali Housani. About ten minutes later, in the absolute final phase, Lawyer even saw his team get ahead because of a nice hit by Ayman Hussein.
However, this was not to benefit much, as the United Arab Emirates managed to equate deep in injury time. Both countries are now on three points after four games, two less than number three Lebanon. Third place still has a view of the World Cup. The number three is fighting for a ticket to the World Cup in Qatar in the playoffs.