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In Pictures: UAE's Gulf Cup of Nations win over Bahrain

January 9, 2013

Ismail Salem tries to avoid a tackle from Bahrain's Abdulla Marzooq. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Ismail Salem tries to avoid a tackle from Bahrain's Abdulla Marzooq. Marwan Naamani/AFP
The UAE players mob Hassan after his winner guaranteed the Emirates a place in the semi-finals of the Gulf Cup. Marwan/Naamani/AFP
The UAE players mob Hassan after his winner guaranteed the Emirates a place in the semi-finals of the Gulf Cup.  Marwan/Naamani/AFP
UAE goal hero Ali Mabkhout looks for a way down the Bahrain flanks in Manama. Ali Al-Saadi/AFP
UAE goal hero Ali Mabkhout looks for a way down the Bahrain flanks in Manama.  Ali Al-Saadi/AFP
Mahdi Ali gets his point across to his players. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Mahdi Ali gets his point across to his players. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Omar Abdulrahman holds off a challenge from Bahrain's Rashed al-Hooti. Marwan Naamani/AFP
Omar Abdulrahman holds off a challenge from Bahrain's Rashed al-Hooti.  Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE fans raise their scarfs in celebration after Majed Hassan's winner. Marwan Naamani/AFP
UAE fans raise their scarfs in celebration after Majed Hassan's winner. Marwan Naamani/AFP
The UAE starting line-up pose for a picture before the match against Bahrain. Marwan Naamani.
The UAE starting line-up pose for a picture before the match against Bahrain.  Marwan Naamani.
Faouzi Aaish calms his team mate Jaycee John at the end of their match against the United Arab Emirates Marwan Naamani/AFP
Faouzi Aaish calms his team mate Jaycee John at the end of their match against the United Arab Emirates Marwan Naamani/AFP
Women supporters celebrate after the UAE's win over Bahrain. Hamad I Mohammed / Reuters
Women supporters celebrate after the UAE's win over Bahrain. Hamad I Mohammed / Reuters
Majed Hassan celebrates his winner against Bahrain. Tariq Al Ali/Reuters
Majed Hassan celebrates his winner against Bahrain. Tariq Al Ali/Reuters
The UAE squad hails their supporters after the win over Bahrain. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
The UAE squad hails their supporters after the win over Bahrain.  Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
Ali Khasief and Omar Abdulrahman celebrate. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
Ali Khasief and Omar Abdulrahman celebrate.  Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
UAE striker Ismail Matar shakes hands with a fan after their Gulf Cup of Nations triumph against Bahrain. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters.
UAE striker Ismail Matar shakes hands with a fan after their Gulf Cup of Nations triumph against Bahrain. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters.
UAE head coach Mahdi Ali issues instructions to Ismail Matar as he prepares to come on as a substitute. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
UAE head coach Mahdi Ali issues instructions to Ismail Matar as he prepares to come on as a substitute. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
Bahrain's Mohammed Hussain fights for the ball with UAE's Ali Mabkhout. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
Bahrain's Mohammed Hussain fights for the ball with UAE's Ali Mabkhout.  Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
Majed Hassan scores the winner for the UAE against Bahrain in the Gulf Cup of Nations. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
Majed Hassan scores the winner for the UAE against Bahrain in the Gulf Cup of Nations. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters