UAE football squad face Spain in Special Olympics – in pictures
Since making its debut at the World Games in 1986, football is one of the largest sports on the programme
The UAE faced Spain in the first football match of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
The score was 2-1 to Spain.
The UAE were drawn in Group A and will compete against Spain, South Africa and Jamaica.
Group B will see Bangladesh, Serbia and Korea play each other while Group C pits Bharat, Denmark, Kenya and US against each other.
Making up Group D is Oman, Austria and Rwanda.
The football tournament will end on March 20 and all matches will be held at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi.
Updated: March 12, 2019 10:11 PM