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- UAE Unified football team seal first victory at World Games Abu Dhabi with 4-0 win over South Africa
UAE Unified Football Team Seal First Victory At World Games Abu Dhabi With 4-0 Win Over South Africa
The UAE Special Olympics Unified Football Team claimed victory over South Africa on Friday
Playing its second match of the World Games at Zayed Sports City, the 11-a-side UAE team recorded a 4-0 win over its opponents A dominant display by the Emirati team in front of a crowd of energetic home fans saw goals scored by Ayman Al Maqbali, Abdelaziz Al Hamour with Khalid Al Maamari scoring a brace.
Football made its debut at the World Games in 1986 and has become one of the largest sports on the program, featuring traditional and unified teams across the 11-a-side, 7-a-side and futsal competitions.