UAE football team qualifies for London Olympics

March 15th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, March 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) football team Wednesday made history when it qualified for the Olympic Games for the first time.

The UAE defeated Uzbekistan 3-2 in Uzbek capital Tashkent.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan congratulated the team, its coach and technical staff for qualifying for the London Olympics.

“We are confident that this feat will further motivate you to score more victories in the London Olympic competitions in summer. The victory is part of the victories being scored by our teams in different sports and competitions,” the president said.


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