Wednesday’s cover: All work and no pay as UAE go down fighting to Australia
The UAE’s Mohammed Ahmed Gharib and Australia’s Mathew Leckie make the cover of The National Sport on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 after the teams played out a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Australia won the Group B encounter 1-0, thanks to a 75th-minute goal from Australia substitute Tim Cahill, who extended his national team record of goals to 48.
The defeat leaves the UAE fourth in Group B after two rounds, with Australia and Saudi Arabia joint top. Mahdi Ali’s side next host Thailand on October 6 and then face Saudi Arabia five days later.
Check out our full coverage of Tuesday’s match:
• Report: Australia’s Tim Cahill breaks UAE hearts
• Analysis: UAE’s road to Russia hits a dent, but dream is far from over
• In pictures: UAE 0 Australia 1
• Reaction: ‘We lost one match. We did not lose the qualification’
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Published: September 7, 2016 04:00 AM