Luis Suarez’s Uruguay are set for an exciting meeting with the UAE after a friendly was agreed against the South American giants in 2015.
La Celeste have re-emerged as one of the world’s finest teams in recent years, reaching the last two World Cups and lifting the Copa America in 2011.
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Barcelona hitman Suarez, Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani and Atletico Madrid centreback Diego Godin are just some of the star names who could line-up versus the Whites on March 31 at a country or venue yet to be determined.
The mouth-watering clash was announced by coach Mahdi Ali on Wednesday.
The squad depart for a training camp on Australia’s Gold Coast next Tuesday, going on to play friendlies against Jordan on December 31 and Kuwait on January 3.
They will then travel to Canberra on January 7, prior to the Asian Cup opener in the capital against Gulf Cup holders Qatar on January 11. Moving ahead, a further friendly date has been pencilled in for March 11 next year.
World Cup 2018/Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers have been merged, with the opening round set to take place on June 10 and June 16.
It was also revealed a friendly will also be played on June 4 during a training camp that will last from June 1-16.
Meanwhile, Ali believes there is “room for improvement” in the performance levels during the opening half of the Arabian Gulf
The majority of clubs will be playing their 13th matches in the coming days ahead of the upcoming international break.
“I won’t say my personal opinion, but the numbers give a clear picture,” ex-Al Ahli and Bani Yas boss Ali said.
“The statistics are far from international standards, there is room for improvement.
“There are many factors, but in light of the budgets and organisation the standard should be higher.”
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