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In pictures: UAE reach Gulf Cup final with late Khalil winner

January 15, 2013

Omar Abdulrahman, left, challenges Waleed Ali. MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP PHOTO
Omar Abdulrahman, left, challenges Waleed Ali. MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP PHOTO
Ahmed Khalil attempts to get a header on goal in the UAE's 1-0 Gulf Cup semi-final win against Kuwait in Bahrain. MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP PHOTO
Ahmed Khalil attempts to get a header on goal in the UAE's 1-0 Gulf Cup semi-final win against Kuwait in Bahrain. MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP PHOTO
Khamis Ismail, left, and Amer Abdelrahman try to stop Bader Al Motawaa of Kuwait in his tracks. MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP PHOTO
Khamis Ismail, left, and Amer Abdelrahman try to stop Bader Al Motawaa of Kuwait in his tracks.  MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP PHOTO
Yousef Al Sulaiman, right, UAE's Omar Abdulrahman challenge for the ball. Mohammad Dabbous / Reuters
Yousef Al Sulaiman, right, UAE's Omar Abdulrahman challenge for the ball. Mohammad Dabbous / Reuters
Kuwait's fans cheer their team on during their Gulf Cup Tournament semi-final soccer match against UAE in Isa Town, January 15, 2013. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
Kuwait's fans cheer their team on during their Gulf Cup Tournament semi-final soccer match against UAE in Isa Town, January 15, 2013. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
UAE fans cheer their team on against Kuwait. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
UAE fans cheer their team on against Kuwait. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
UAE fans in Bahrain celebrate the Whites success. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
UAE fans in Bahrain celebrate the Whites success. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
UAE's national team coach Mahdi Ali gives orders from the technical area. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
UAE's national team coach Mahdi Ali gives orders from the technical area. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
Amer Abdulrahman wins a header against Talal Al Enezi. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
Amer Abdulrahman wins a header against Talal Al Enezi. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
Matchwinner Ahmed Khalil tries in vain to keep the ball in play. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
Matchwinner Ahmed Khalil tries in vain to keep the ball in play. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
Amer Abdulrahman watches a Kuwait player attempt a shot on goal. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
Amer Abdulrahman watches a Kuwait player attempt a shot on goal. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
UAE's female fans cheer on the team. REUTERS/Tariq AlAli / Reuters
UAE's female fans cheer on the team. REUTERS/Tariq AlAli / Reuters
UAE's players celebrate the full time whistle. Tariq AlAli / Reuters
UAE's players celebrate the full time whistle. Tariq AlAli / Reuters
UAE and Kuwait's players clash during their Gulf Cup semi-final. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
UAE and Kuwait's players clash during their Gulf Cup semi-final. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
Omar Abdulrahman and goalkeeper Ali Khussef Hamed praise fans as they celebrate their 1-0 victory against Kuwait in the Gulf Cup semi-final. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters
Omar Abdulrahman and goalkeeper Ali Khussef Hamed praise  fans as they celebrate their 1-0 victory against Kuwait in the Gulf Cup semi-final. Mohammed Dabbous / Reuters