AFC Asian Cup: UAE Thrashes Qatar
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) stormed back from behind to defeat Qatar 4-1 in Group C of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.
Khalfan Ibrahim put the 2022 World Cup host ahead in the 22nd minute.
Ahmed Khalil equalized the match 15 minutes later. He netted his second goal seven minutes into the second half.
Ali Mabkhout extended the UAE’s goal twice in the 56th minute and 89th.
"I have been with this group a long time, maybe around nine years," the UAE coach Mahdi Ali said.
"More than 16 of them have worked with me since 2004 when I was an assistant coach and then since 2008 as head coach. We've grown together, we help each other a lot, we know each other, we understand each other and this is what I need to do my job."
The UAE will face Bahrain on Thursday and Qatar play three-time champion Iran.