As part of their preparation for the 2016 AFC U23 Championships, the UAE beat North Korea 3-0 in a warm-up match at Dubai Police Officers Club on Wednesday night.
Abdullah’s Misfir’s team opened the scoring in the fifth minute through Al Wasl midfielder Abdullah Kazim, and the lead was doubled when Al Wahda striker Sultan Saif slotted home a penalty 13 minutes later.
The UAE, who are bidding to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, played two separate teams in each half with 24 of the squad’s 27 players getting action on the night.
In a bad tempered second period, both sides had a player sent off including Waleed Anbar of Emirates.
The UAE completed the scoring in the 84th minute when Yousef Saeed of Sharjah finished off a quick counterattack.
The AFC U23 Championships in Qatar starts on January 12, with the UAE kicking off their campaign against Australia two days later.