Football in the United Arab Emirates http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30816/all en Football: Camacho under more pressure after Saudi defeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-camacho-under-more-pressure-after-saudi-defeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran Spanish coach Jose Antonio Camacho's tenure as China boss suffered another blow on Wednesday as his misfiring side were beaten 2-1 away by Saudi Arabia in their opening 2015 Asian Cup qualifier.</p> <p>The 57-year-old former Spain and Real Madrid handler has come under increasing pressure since China crashed out of World Cup qualifying and losing four friendlies since June last year, including an 8-0 drubbing by Brazil, winning just once.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-camacho-under-more-pressure-after-saudi-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Iran Football in the United Arab Emirates Human Interest AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748094 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Czech coach to take over at Al Wahda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130527/football-czech-coach-take-over-at-al-wahda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Czech coach Karel Jarolim has been appointed as the new boss of United Arab Emirates side Al Wahda, according to Czech sports daily Sport's internet site on Monday.</p> <p>The 56-year-old was coaching Saudi Arabians Al Ahli until March and is now making the switch to another Gulf club in Abu Dhabi-based Al Wahda.</p> <p>Al Wahda have won the United Arab Emirates league title four times.</p> <p>A former international midfielder, Jarolim has previously coached in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, notably taking the reins at Slavia Prague and Slovan Bratislava.</p> <p>jma/mrm/jde/bc/ak</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Association football Football in the Czech Republic Football in the United Arab Emirates Technology AFP Mon, 27 May 2013 20:31:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847041 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: UAE, Bahrain, Saudis reach Asian Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131115/football-uae-bahrain-saudis-reach-asian-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia booked their tickets to the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia with victories in their qualifying group games on Friday.</p> <p>Goals by Salem Saleh, Walid Abbas, Omar Abdulrahman and Ismail Hamadi saw the UAE ease past Hong Kong 4-0in their Group E clash in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p>The UAE, who led 2-0 at half-time, maintained their 100 per cent win record to qualify for their fourth consecutive Asian Cup.</p> <p>Bahrain too sealed their spot in the quadrennial tournament, grinding out a 1-0 win over Malaysia in Manama.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131115/football-uae-bahrain-saudis-reach-asian-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Association football Football in the United Arab Emirates AFP Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:46:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5990527 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Al Ain take AFC advantage over Saudis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140119/clashes-erupt-kiev-after-defiant-mass-protest-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates have one foot in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League after a convincing 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabian giants Al Ittihad.</p> <p>Ismail Ahmed and Asamoah Gyan scored in the second half of their quarter-final first leg in front of a capacity crowd at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.</p> <p>The match produced some excellent football despite the hot and humid weather in the Emirates' Garden City.</p> <p>The two former Asian champions had clashed twice in the group stages with Al Ittihad winning one and the second match ending in a draw.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140119/clashes-erupt-kiev-after-defiant-mass-protest-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Ghana Football in the United Arab Emirates AFP Mon, 20 Jan 2014 04:05:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6047493 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Gyan inspires Al Ain into Champions league last four http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140826/football-gyan-inspires-al-ain-champions-league-last-four <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ghanaian star Asamoah Gyan scored as former champions Al Ain of the UAE stormed into the last four of the Asian Champions League with an emphatic 3-1 win over Saudi giants Al Ittihad in Mecca in their quarter-final second leg match on Tuesday.</p> <p>Following their 2-0 win at home last week, Al Ain made light of the two-time Asian champions' challenge for a 5-1 aggregate victory which put them on course for a shot at their second continental title after becoming the first UAE side to win the lucrative tournament in 2003.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140826/football-gyan-inspires-al-ain-champions-league-last-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the United Arab Emirates Sports AFP Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:51:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6241536 at http://www.globalpost.com