United Arab Emirates blitzed Cameroon in the final period to kick-off their campaign with a 10-4 victory. The result was in the balance going into the concluding third, but five unanswered goals sent Marcelo Mendes' team soaring to the top of Group C.

Cameroon led 2-1 and 3-2 but once United Arab Emirates found their rhythm, they were irrepressible. Having scored just once in over 17 minutes, the UAE hit four in the next three to take a 5-4 advantage in at the second break.

Thereafter, it was one-way traffic, and although Bakhit Alabadla did not add to his hat-trick, his team-mates contributed six between them to run out convincing winners.