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Mahdi Ali best person to lead UAE football team to World Cup, FA says after contract renewal

John McAuley   |  February 27, 2015

The UAE received a boost late on Wednesday, when it was confirmed that national team coach Mahdi Ali had signed a new three-year contract. The deal takes him through to the summer of 2018. John McAuley reports.

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Thursday cover: UAE so close, yet so far to first win at Cricket World Cup

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  February 26, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Thursday, February 26 issue, featuring Ireland as they narrowly beat the UAE at the 2015 Cricket World Cup on Wednesday.

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Wednesday cover: Novak Djokovic begins hopeful march on title No 50 in Dubai

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  February 25, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Wednesday, February 25 issue, featuring Novak Djokovic after winning his opening match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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Tuesday cover: Roger Federer not interested in ‘careful’ tennis in Dubai

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  February 24, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Tuesday, February 24 issue, featuring Roger Federer winning his opening match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

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Impending rivals UAE and Ireland united off pitch in opposition to Cricket World Cup cut

Paul Radley   |  February 24, 2015

At the pre-match press conference on Tuesday before Wednesday's World Cup match between UAE and Ireland, both Khurram Khan and William Porterfield agree: A smaller field is worse for Associates.

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Monday cover: India announce intent with Cricket World Cup win over South Africa

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  February 23, 2015

The National's Sport cover for the Monday, February 23 issue, featuring India's cricket team as they hammered South Africa at the Cricket World Cup.

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Sunday cover: Five alive as Manchester City crush Newcastle to close gap on Chelsea

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  February 22, 2015

A delighted Edin Dzeko adorns The National Sport front page on Sunday, February 22 after helping Manchester City to a crushing defeat of Newcastle United.

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Saturday cover: What to do with Wilfried? Bony set to make Manchester City debut

Chitrabhanu Kadalayil   |  February 21, 2015

The National Sport front page on Saturday, February 21 features Wilfried Bony as the Ivorian striker prepares to make his Manchester City debut.

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Friday cover: UAE’s narrow defeat raises questions on reducing teams for future World Cups

Tbe National staff   |  February 20, 2015

The UAE cricket team feature on The National Sport front page on Friday, February 20 after their narrow defeat to Zimbabwe in the Cricket World Cup.

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Paul McGinley’s brother Michael makes three hole-in-ones in Dubai... in one week!

The National staff   |  February 19, 2015

Michael McGinley - the brother of former Ryder Cup captain Paul - made an incredible three hole-in-ones at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. In one week!

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