In pictures: UAE lose Beach Soccer World Cup opener to Tahiti
September 20, 2013
Despite a sterling second period comeback, the UAE kicked off the 2013 Beach Soccer World Cup with a 3-2 defeat to hosts Tahiti in Papeete this morning. Photos by Gregory Boissy / AFP Photo
Patrick Tepa, left, challenges UAE's Haithan Al Kaabi, the UAE's second goalscorer.
Tahiti's matchwinner Raimana Li Fung Kuee, shields the ball from Ali Daryaei
Rami Al Mesaabi tries to tackle Angelo Tchen.
Ali Daryaei in control.
Marama Amau of Tahiti.