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In Pictures: The UAE win the 2013 Gulf Cup final

January 19, 2013

UAE fans show their support for the team. Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE fans show their support for the team.  Marwan Naamani/AFP
A huge UAE flag hangs over Emarati supporters ahead of kick-off. Marwan Naamani/AFP
A huge UAE flag hangs over Emarati supporters ahead of kick-off. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Bahraini and Emirati supporters make themselves heard in the National stadium ahead of kick-off. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Bahraini and Emirati supporters make themselves heard in the National stadium ahead of kick-off. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Supporters of the United Arab Emirates show their support before the Gulf Cup final against Iraq. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Supporters of the United Arab Emirates show their support before the Gulf Cup final against Iraq.  Marwan Naamani/AFP
Omar Abdulrahman lets loose with a shot against Iraq. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Omar Abdulrahman lets loose with a shot against Iraq.  Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE man of the mach Omar Abdulrahman dribbles past Humam Tariq Faraj, Salam Shaker and Ali Adnan al-Tameemi of Iraq. Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE man of the mach Omar Abdulrahman dribbles past Humam Tariq Faraj, Salam Shaker  and Ali Adnan al-Tameemi of Iraq. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Omar Abdulrahman celebrates his opener against Iraq. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Omar Abdulrahman celebrates his opener against Iraq.  Marwan Naamani/AFP
Joy for Ismail Al Hammadi as he celebrates scoring the goal that won the Gulf Cup for the UAE. Marwan Haamani/AFP
Joy for Ismail Al Hammadi as he celebrates scoring the goal that won the Gulf Cup for the UAE.  Marwan Haamani/AFP
Despair for Iraq as the final whistle sounds, ending their Gulf Cup final hopes. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Despair for Iraq as the final whistle sounds, ending their Gulf Cup final hopes.  Marwan Naamani/AFP
Dhurgham Al Quraishi viws with Omar Abdulrahman for the ball. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Dhurgham Al Quraishi viws with Omar Abdulrahman for the ball. Marwan Naamani/AFP
The UAE's Mohanad Salem challenges Iraq's Hussam Ibrahim for the ball. Marwan Naamani/AFP
The UAE's Mohanad Salem challenges Iraq's Hussam Ibrahim for the ball. Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE substitute Ismaeel Al Hammadi tussles for the ball with Iraq's Dhurgham Al Quraishi. Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE substitute Ismaeel Al Hammadi tussles for the ball with Iraq's Dhurgham Al Quraishi. Marwan Naamani/AFP
The UAE's Abdelaziz Husain tries to beat Iraq's Ali Adnan to the ball. Marwan Naamani/AFP
The UAE's Abdelaziz Husain tries to beat Iraq's Ali Adnan to the ball. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Saeed Salem comes close for the UAE with a header. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Saeed Salem comes close for the UAE with a header. Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE midfielder Khamis Ismail clashes with Iraq's Humam Tariq. Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE midfielder Khamis Ismail clashes with Iraq's Humam Tariq. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Ahmed Khalil receives his award for top scorer in the Gulf Cup from Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Ahmed Khalil receives his award for top scorer in the Gulf Cup from Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE's coach Mahdi Ali Hasan is cheered by his players following the final whistle, completing a remarkable year which saw him take the team to the London 2012 Olympics. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
UAE's coach Mahdi Ali Hasan is cheered by his players following the final whistle, completing a remarkable year which saw him take the team to the London 2012 Olympics. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
UAE's Ismail Al Hammadi celebrates scoring the winner against Iraq during extra time at the Gulf Cup final in Bahrain. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
UAE's Ismail Al Hammadi celebrates scoring the winner against Iraq during extra time at the Gulf Cup final in Bahrain. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
Ali Adnan brings down the UAE's Saeed Salem. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
Ali Adnan brings down the UAE's Saeed Salem.  Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
UAE's Hamdan Al Kamali poses with fans, wearing a t-shirt paying tribute to late teammate Theyab Awana, after winning against Iraq. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
UAE's Hamdan Al Kamali poses with fans, wearing a t-shirt paying tribute to late teammate Theyab Awana, after winning against Iraq. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
Iraq's team walk off the pitch after losing in the final to Mahdi Ali's UAE side. Fadi Al Assaad/Reuters
Iraq's team walk off the pitch after losing in the final to Mahdi Ali's UAE side. Fadi Al Assaad/Reuters
Joy for the UAE as they win the Gulf Cup for the second time. Hasan Jamali/AP
Joy for the UAE as they win the Gulf Cup for the second time.  Hasan Jamali/AP
Abdulaziz Sanqour chases down Iraq captain Younis Mahmood in the National Stadium during the Gulf Cup final. Hasan Jamali/AP
Abdulaziz Sanqour chases down Iraq captain Younis Mahmood in the National Stadium during the Gulf Cup final. Hasan Jamali/AP
Iraq's Younis Mahmood celebrates his equaliser with teammates. Hasan Jamali/AP
Iraq's Younis Mahmood celebrates his equaliser with teammates. Hasan Jamali/AP
The UAE players celebrate as the final whistle sounds, giving them their first Gulf Cup title win since 2007. Hasan Jamali/AP
The UAE players celebrate as the final whistle sounds, giving them their first Gulf Cup title win since 2007.  Hasan Jamali/AP
The United Arab Emirates team celebrate. Hasan Jamali/AP
The United Arab Emirates team celebrate. Hasan Jamali/AP

Ali Khaseif climbs the goals in the National Stadium in Bahrain to celebrate the UAE's Gulf Cup success. Hasan Jamali/AP
Ali Khaseif climbs the goals in the National Stadium in Bahrain to celebrate the UAE's Gulf Cup success.  Hasan Jamali/AP
United Arab Emirates goal keeper Ali Khaseif celebrates Al Hammadi's winner against Iraq. Hasan Jamali/AP
United Arab Emirates goal keeper Ali Khaseif celebrates Al Hammadi's winner against Iraq.  Hasan Jamali/AP
UAE players hail the support after their Gulf Cup victory in Bahrain. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
UAE players hail the support after their Gulf Cup victory in Bahrain.  Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
UAE supporters cheer on their team in Bahrain. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
UAE supporters cheer on their team in Bahrain. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
UAE and Al Ain winger Omar Abdulrahman's deflected shot hits the back of the net to give Mahdi Ali's side the lead in Bahrain. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
UAE and Al Ain winger Omar Abdulrahman's deflected shot hits the back of the net to give Mahdi Ali's side the lead in Bahrain.  Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
A captain's goal from Younis Mahmood to equalise for Iraq agains the UAE and send the Gulf Cup final to extra time. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
A captain's goal from Younis Mahmood to equalise for Iraq agains the UAE and send the Gulf Cup final to extra time.  Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
Substitute goalkeeper Khalid Eisa leads the celebrations as the UAE players leave the field following their Gulf Cup victory. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
Substitute goalkeeper Khalid Eisa leads the celebrations as the UAE players leave the field following their Gulf Cup victory.  Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
Captain Ismail Matar and coach Mahdi Ali stand together after receiving the Gulf Cup. Fadi Al Assaad/Reuters.
Captain Ismail Matar and coach Mahdi Ali stand together after receiving the Gulf Cup.  Fadi Al Assaad/Reuters.
Iraq's coach Hakeem Shaker shouts to his players during the Gulf Cup final. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
Iraq's coach Hakeem Shaker shouts to his players during the Gulf Cup final.  Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
An Emirati fan watches on in the stands at Manama. Maarwan Naamani/AFP
An Emirati fan watches on in the stands at Manama.  Maarwan Naamani/AFP