UAE to face Oman in Gulf Cup final

Iraq missed two kicks in the penalty shoot-out
UAE to face Oman in Gulf Cup final
UAE's Mohammed Barqesh celebrates after scoring a penalty during the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup semi-final football match between Iraq and the UAE at the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Stadium in Kuwait City.
By Staff writer
Wed 03 Jan 2018 08:08 AM

UAE qualified for the final of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup in Kuwait after beating Iraq in penalty shoot-out at Kuwait's Jaber International Stadium on Tuesday.

A penalty shoot-out was required after the game finished scoreless at full-time. The UAE converted their first four penalty kicks, and advanced to the decider when Iraq missed two from the penalty spot.

The UAE will meet Oman in the final on Friday in Kuwait (KO 9pm), who earlier defeated Bahrain 1-0 in their semi-final, following an own goal by Mahdi Abduljbar. 

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