Wednesday’s cover: UAE fans flying the flag

UAE fans unfurl a giant flag at Tuesday’s Asian World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, which makes The National Sport front page on Wednesday, March 30.

UAE fans unfurl a giant flag at Tuesday's Asian World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, which makes The National Sport front page on Wednesday, March 30.

The UAE booked their passage to the third and final round of the Asian World Cup qualifying for Russia 2018 after a 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia.

The result ensured the UAE finished runner-up in Group A behind Saudi Arabia as Mahdi Ali’s side join 11 other nations in the third round as one of the four best second-placed teams behind Iraq and Syria, and ahead of China, from the eight pools.

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