Asian Cup 2015 : UAE beats Iraq 3-2 to claim Asian Cup third place

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AFC Asian Cup 2015 : Iraq United Arab Emirates
Asian Cup 2015 : Iraq 2-3 United Arab Emirates 30/01/2015

NEWCASTLE, Jan. 30, 2015 (AMP) — Australia 2015 : The United Arab Emirates secured the consolation of third place at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup with a 3-2 win against Iraq (halftime: 1-2) on Friday night at the Newcastle Stadium.

Ahmed Khalil scored dual goals

Iraq had started off well by taking the lead thanks to goals by Salem ('28) and Kalaf ('42), while UAE only scored once Khalil ('16). Trailing 2-1 at half time, the Emiratis nonetheless manage to reverse the direction of the game by scoring twice in the second period (Khalil '51 and Mabkhout '57 on penalty).

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Overview

Iraq at the Asian Cup

  • 1 title (2007)
  • 8 appearances (first in 1972)
  • 8 participations in the qualifications (first in 1972)
  • Statistics: Champions (2007) Fourth Place (1976)

United Arab Emirates at the Asian Cup

  • 9 appearances (first in 1980)
  • 10 participations in the qualifications (first in 1980)
  • Statistics: Runners-up (1996) Fourth Place (1992)
2015 Asian Cup Poster
Iraq
2:3
United Arab Emirates
2:3 (2:1)
  • 30 January 2015
  • 20:00
  • Newcastle

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