An “anxious” Bert van Marwijk is ready to review the climate forecast as torrential rain threatens to dampen the UAE’s shiny begin in World Cup 2022 qualifying.
Heavy downpours, attributable to an incoming high-pressure system, has created flooding throughout Thailand forward of Tuesday’s important second-round conflict. Sodden turf at Rangsit’s Thammasat Stadium additionally compelled the UAE to abort Monday night’s ultimate coaching session and full it on an adjoining pitch.
Crushed World Cup 2010 finalist Van Marwijk, 67, should guarantee these distractions don’t hamper the Group G-leaders, who boast an ideal two wins from two video games, at their second-placed rivals.
He stated: “The preparation went nicely. However what I’m anxious about is the situation of the pitch due to the rain.
“Is the pitch used to this? Is the pitch okay for tomorrow?
“As for preparation, it’s like every game. But we don’t underestimate the Thai national team – this is because we are considered the strongest teams in the group.”
Successive 1-1 stalemates recorded towards the Thais successfully ended hopes of creating the final World Cup in June 2017, plus rounded out an unconvincing group-stage efficiency in January 2019’s Asian Cup for the eventual semi-finalists.
The UAE, although, now face a aspect who drew their earlier house qualifier towards Vietnam. Damage has additionally denied them the providers of influential J1 League midfielders Chanathip Songkrasin and Thitiphan Puangchan.
“The UAE is one of the leading teams in Asia and I think this is a good opportunity to evaluate our team,” stated Battle Elephants boss Akira Nishino.


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