UAE To Contest For Fifth Position
The UAE will contest for a consolation fifth spot against world champions Portugal on the final day of the Fifth Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup at the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) on Saturday.
The hosts earned the right to play the Europeans following a hard-fought 3-2 win against Mexico, after Portugal had coasted their way to a 6-2 win against Argentina earlier in the day.
Stunned by unfancied and first-time entrants Egypt in their opener, the UAE had signed off with a 5-4 win over former two-time champions Russia to finish third in Group A. After that opening day blimp, the hosts managed to record their first win against Argentina and then accounted for Russia in their last preliminary group match on Wednesday. Details