The action kicks off on July 26 when UAE faces Uruguay on the opening of the tournament. The match will take place in Manchester United stadium where these teams will have a clash on Old Trafford in Manchester.
UAE and Uruguay will have a clash in Group A match of men’s Football. UAE might find it difficult to handle the two times gold medalist as their senior squad ranks third in the world while the Asian contenders rank 116.
Uruguay will come up in the field with 25 years old Liverpool FC striker who is one of allowed three over aged player in the U-23 squad along with Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and Palermo midfielder Egidio Arevalo Rios. Meanwhile he is also given a duty to lead the team as captain.
UAE stood first in the group B in AFC Preliminary Tournament to qualify for the Olympics while their opponent stood second in 2011 South American Youth Championship just below Brazil.
The game is expected to be defensive one and both team might have a change to present less goals as this one is a starter for both and also the fact that this is the first game of the tournament.
Uruguay: Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani
UAE: Ismail Matar, Ahmed Khalil
Uruguay 3:1 UAE
The venue might have some physiological effect to the Liverpool striker as he has some crap experience at Old Trafford although he ensures this might no cause any problem.
“I am representing Uruguay and that’s all that matters to me.”, is what he says.