The Consadole Sapporo midfielder's second-half strike was golden for the Thais, who had seemed in disarray when they sacked their coach Milovan Rajevac after opening with a 4-1 loss to India.
Entering the game after a 1-1 stalemate with Bahrain, UAE required full points full points, and the relief was palpable in their camp when Mubarak broke the deadlock.
India lost the match against the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-0 in the AFC Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
"Tonight I played two wingers outside and a deeper striker".
"This player, a Bahrain national, is now being detained in prison in Thailand awaiting the outcome of extradition proceedings to Bahrain, where he was previously convicted of a criminal offense, the validity of which he strongly contests. It's important to grow into the tournament".
UAE had a disappointing start to the tournament as the hosts needed a late penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw with Bahrain but the team showed a marked improvement in Thursday's victory over India. The man then gave a bitter reply to the workers after they replied that they are Indian supporters and kept the locked up in a bird cage till they agreed to cheer for the UAE. Courtesy of this win, UAE go top of the Group A while India move to the second spot.
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Until Mubarak's strike - his first for his country - the 2015 semi-finalists had been largely restricted to pot shots that threatened little but the fleets of luxury cars in the stadium parking lot. All three teams now have a good chance to qualify to the knockouts at the moment.
"We are, as I've said, very concerned about his detention, very concerned about any potential for return of Mr Al-Araibi to Bahrain", she was reported as saying by The Guardian. "I have 23 bitterly disappointed boys".
They are through if they win, as it takes them to six points.
"Before, nobody believed in these players", added the Belgian.
Pizzi and his players are chomping at the bit to get at the Cedars and confirm that they are one of the teams to beat in the UAE.
In Dubai, "Thai Messi" Chanathip Songkrasin fired the Thais to only their second-ever Asian Cup win to reignite their hopes, smashing in a first-time shot that rocketed past Sayed Shubbar Alawi in the Bahrain goal.