Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE stun Georgia in friendly  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 05/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Habib fardan slots home the winner in concluding european tour match on a high note.action during the uae versus georgia friendly match at the meyarin stadium in geneva on tuesday. — supplied photo

the uae senior football national team returned to the winning ways with a narrow 1-0 victory over georgia at the des arberes in meyarin stadium in geneva on tuesday to conclude their current european tour on a high note.

habib fardan sloted in the winner with a lovely header making the best of omer abdul rahman’s perfect free kick in the 74th minute of the closely contested clash. uae went down fighting to armenia in the first of the nine proposed friendlies earlier in the week.

the whites are eyeing glory in the gulf cup (khaliji 22) to defend their title which they have won two years ago in bahrain and claim a third gulf cup silverware in saudi arabia during the month of november before they launch their campaign to make their first-ever continental success in the afc asian cup finals in australia in january 2015.

uae head coach mahdi ali started with ’keeper ali khusaif walid abbas ismail ahmed mohammed ahmed mohammed fawzi khamis ismail habib fardan omer abdul rahman ismail al hammadi ali mabkhout and ahmed khalil. but he made many changes after the break by sending in majid hassan to replace ali mabkhout mahmoud khamis replaced walid abbas yousuf saeed took the place of ahmed khalil and the upcoming star ahmed rabie substituted the goal scorer habib fardan.

and apart from the splendid performance throughout the 90 minutes the uae keeper ali khusaif is of the opinion that the victory came in time to motivate the players to do more in the upcoming outings.

“it’s great to conclude the training camp with a win. this victory is very crucial for our campaign and we needed it. i know the players have more to show but we have to be patient and take it a step by step” he said.

“the tour was useful and the two european teams against which we have played are strong enough to test our ability. they play modern european football and their players are tactically mature and well-built. i would like to thank my colleagues for the effort.

sharjah brilliant teenager ahmed rabie and al jazira’s yousuf saeed who are making international debut reiterated that joining the squad is a big jump and hopefully they would be able to show the best of them.

“i was too much worried when i have stepped in but my colleagues noticed that i was not able to pull myself together have been always and did everything to my make it easy for me” he said.

the 18-year-old is a talented and skilled player and the head coach mahdi ali has picked him from the u-19 squad while preparing for the afc u-19 cup in myanmar.

yousuf saeed who has substituted ahmed khalill in the second half said he has benefited a lot from the training camp and delighted to play alongside ali mabkhout and ahmed khalil in the front line.

meanwhile the delegation returned home on wednesday night and set to gather again in mid-august to play three friendlies against norway in oslo in august 27 belgium in brussels on september 4 and morocco in france four days later. elsewhere uae midfielder omer abdul rahman headed for paris to carry out some medical tests.


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 6 2015 - Iraq, ExxonMobil eye oil agreementsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp is set to make a deal with Iraqi government to restructure oil agreements in such a way that Iraq will meet its near-term cash needs, Reuters reported.According ...

 Mar 6 2015 - Qatar, Luxembourg to sign financial cooperation dealMENAFN
(MENAFN) A financial delegation from Luxembourg is in Qatar in hopes of driving greater strategic cooperation between the two countries in the field of international finance, The Peninsula Qatar ...

 Mar 6 2015 - Egypt, Dubai's Arabtec to renegotiate terms for USD40b planMENAFN
(MENAFN) Arabtec's chairman is set to meet officials of Egypt's housing ministry to renegotiate terms of USD40 billion housing plan, Arabian Business reported.Egypt's housing minister is in talks ...

 Mar 6 2015 - MERS kills 10 more in Saudi, health campaign broadenedAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) The MERS virus has killed 10 more people in Saudi Arabia over the past week, pushing the death toll above 400, as health officials broaden their campaign to halt its spread. Saudi ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Saudi, South Korea consider trade expansionMENAFN
(MENAFN) South Korean President announced that Korea and Saudi must try to diversify commercial cooperation with an emphasis on nuclear energy, renewable energy, education and health care, Arab News ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Etisalat plans to invest USD1.08b in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, also known as etisalat, is planning to invest USD952.7 to USD1.08 billion this year on its infrastructure, fiber optic and 4G networks as well as to ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Qatar seeks 7 percent growth in 2015 despite oil plungeMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's economy is expected to grow 7 percent in 2015, as it forges ahead with huge infrastructure investment despite the drop in oil prices, leading economist said.The figure compares with ...

 Mar 5 2015 - French Assystem acquires 75 percent in Saudi RadiconMENAFN
(MENAFN) Assystem completed the acquisition of 75 percent stake in the Saudi Radicon Gulf Consult (Radicon) to create a new engineering offer in the Saudi market nominated Assystem Radicon, Saudi ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Dutch Vopak to expand Fujairah oil storage capacity in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Dutch Vopak is set to build five crude oil storage tanks with total capacity of 478,000 cubic meters at the port of Fujairah in the UAE, Reuters reported.Vopak is already in a partnership ...

 Mar 5 2015 - Saudi Kingdom Holding signs MoU with Korean Investment CorporationMENAFN
(MENAFN) Riyadh-based Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), signed an MoU with Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), Saudi Gazette reported.The MoU is set at producing more opportunities in private equity ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help