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By ESPN Staff
5 hours ago

Highlights: Iraq 2-3 UAE

UAE came from behind to beat Iraq 3-2 and claimed third place in the AFC Asian Cup.

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 By Rob Brooks

Omar inspires UAE to third-place Asian Cup finish against Iraq

Forward Ahmed Khalil's two goals helped the UAE defeat Iraq 3-2 to clinch third spot in the playoff game in Newcastle.

UAE claimed third place at an Asian Cup for the first time in their history, notching a 3-2 victory over a 10-man Iraq side on Friday night.

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Here are three points from the game in Newcastle:

1. Plenty to play for

It may be known as the game that nobody wants to play in. But there was no telling that to those representing Iraq and UAE as they vied for third spot.

After a rather dour opening 10 minutes, the competitiveness and natural flair of both sides came out in what was a thoroughly entertaining...

UAE defeat Iraq 3-2 to clinch Asian Cup third place

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Striker Ali Mabkhout and playmaker Omar Abdulrahman once again shone as UAE secured the third place in the Asian Cup.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have taken the third place in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup after beating Iraq 3-2 in Friday's third place match in Newcastle.

The UAE were defeated 2-0 by host nation Australia in Tuesday's semifinal after 2007 winners went down by an identical margin to two-time winners South Korea on Monday. Australia and South Korea will face each other in Saturday's final in Sydney.

After a quiet start, the game came alive in the 16th minute when playmaker Omar Abdulrahman unerringly...

By ESPN Staff
1 day ago

Iraq and UAE battle for third place

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Gary Phillips preview Friday's third place match between Iraq and UAE in the AFC Asian Cup.

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By ESPN Staff
3 days ago

Mahdi Ali: The players were tired

Reaction from the United Arab Emirates after they are beaten 2-0 in the semi-final of the Asian Cup by Australia on Tuesday.

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