UAE FA fined for crowd trouble in Asian Cup semi-final with Qatar

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - AFC Asian Cup - Semi-Final - Qatar v United Arab Emirates - Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - January 29, 2019 Qatar players celebrate after Hasan Al Haydos scored their third goal as objects are thrown onto the pitch REUTERS/Suhaib Salem/File Photo

(Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates Football Association was fined $150,000 (115,571.3 pounds) and its national team ordered to play a home game behind closed doors after sandal-throwing local fans marred an Asian Cup clash against Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation said on Monday. Eventual champions Qatar defeated hosts UAE 4-0 in the semi-final of […]

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