BAHRAIN make the short trip down the Gulf for the opening game of the Asian Cup against hosts the United Arab Emirates.
Neither country has ever won the competition but the UAE did reach the semi-finals in 1992 and 2015 while the visitors reached the same stage in 2004.
When is UAE vs Bahrain?
UAE take on Bahrain on Saturday, January 5.
The match will kick-off at 4pm.
It will take place at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
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What TV channel is UAE vs Bahrain on and can I live stream it?
Unfortunately the Asian Cup is not on TV in the UK or United States.
But viewers in Europe will be able to watch the games on Eurosport or live stream via the Eurosport player.
beIN Sports hold the Asian Cup TV rights for all Arab League countries.
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