Many are tipping Argentina for World Cup glory, so how will they look in their final warm-up game?
La Albiceleste come into this tournament full of confidence, having beaten Brazil in last year’s Copa América Final and then Italy in June’s Finalísima at Wembley.
Overall, Lionel Scaloni’s side are unbeaten in 35 internationals, two short of Italy’s world-record.
They could break that record against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, before facing Mexico and Poland in Group C.
Here, will that streak continue at Zayed Sports City Stadium?
As for United Arab Emirates, their sole World Cup appearance remains Italia ‘90.
This time round, they did finish third in their AFC group, but were then beaten by Australia in the play-offs.
So, Rodolfo Arruabarrena’s team are focussed on next summer’s Asia Cup, after the U.A.E. reached the semi-finals in both 2015 and 2019.
Here, Argentina are likely to ease to victory in Abu Dhabi.