For Thailand, on the other hand, a victory would do very nicely. The equation for the game between UAE and Thailand is quite simple: a win, for any team, seals their spot in the next round.
Stephen Constantine's charges could have qualified with a draw and they put most of their efforts in keeping Bahrain at bay before calamity struck in the dying stages of the game.More news: Cathay Pacific mess up first-class ticketing yet again
The round of 16 matches at the AFCAsian Cup will begin 20 January. The Indian defence repelled attack after attack from Bahrain but it all went south for India in injury-time.
Viewers from Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, East Timor, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Burma and Thailand) can tune into the FOX Sports Asia network to watch the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. However, they manage to keep their tournament alive with a victory against Bahrain.More news: What are the options if Theresa May's Brexit deal is voted down?
It's finally here! The 2019 AFC Asian Cup has arrived.
Maj Gen Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports and Vice President of the Supreme Organising Committee of the AFC Asian Cup 2019, met with Indian spectator Razzaq Osan Konath to congratulate him for his "sportsmanship, civilised cheering and love for the UAE". As such two additional groups have been added and the two best teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams will progress in the tournament.More news: FDA inspections impacted by government shutdown
Furthermore, football fans in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can follow the action on beIN SPORTS CONNECT, as well as on beIN MAX 1 and beIN MAX 2.