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UAE rally to beat Oman at Independence Beach Soccer Cup


Players of the UAE and Oman in action during their Independence Beach Soccer Cup in Kyiv on Friday.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE national team knew how to hold their nerve despite the difficulties to turn the score around in the third period of their game against Oman and end up securing the first points at stake at the Independence Beach Soccer Cup Kyiv 2021.

After Khalid pushed Oman ahead just two minutes into the game, it took the Emirati some minutes to pull themselves together.

UAE found it difficult to shake off the Omani dominion for most of the first half of the game, as Thalib Hilal’s men kept leading the game and enjoying the clearest goal chances.

But, little by little, UAE started growing on the sand in Kyiv, and the forces were fully balanced coming into the last stage of the second period, thus getting ready for the final assault in the last frame.

And Mohammad Al Mazmi’s lads couldn’t find a better way to kick-star that last stage than with two consecutive goals that turned score around.

Waleed Beshr, first, and Hassan Bolo, just seconds after Oman’s kick to resume the game after the first hit, made it 2-1 for UAE, a score they managed to keep until the end of the game to grasp their first win of the competition.

Goals: 0-1: Khalid, min. 9 (1); 1-1: Waleed B., min. 11 (3); 2-1: Hassan Bolo, min. 11 (3)

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