Matches

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Summary

UAE rally for big victory

United Arab Emirates scored five unanswered goals in the final period to beat Cameroon 10-4 in a match that hung in the balance for so long.

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Line-up

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5
8
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10

Substitute(s)

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12
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3
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7
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9
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11
11

Coaches

Marcelo MENDES (BRA)
(CMR) Jean Pierre NGWE BAHABEGE

Officials

Referee: CHAVARRIA Erick (CRC)Second referee: ALMEIDA Joao Carlos (POR)Third referee: AGUIRREGARAY Carlos (URU)Timekeeper: LOPEZ LOPEZ Juan (ESP)

Statistics

49Shots30
6Corner kicks4
0Overheads2
2Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
55%Possession (%)45%
  • Cameroon's team pose before their group-phase match against UAE at Marseille 2008
  • UAE's coach Marcelo Mendes shouts at his players in their group-phase match against Cameroon at Marseille 2008
  • Action picture of UAE vs Cameroon, group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Cameroon players stands together after loosing against UAE during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • UAE players Mohamed Al Mazam and Rami Al Mesaabi celebrate after beating Cameroon's Joan Etame during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • UAE players celebrate after beating Cameroon's Joan Etame during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008

"I'm delighted my players picked up three points from a very difficult and extremely physical match. They did everything I expected of them. Cameroon got more and more tired as the game went on and we made the most of that," Marcelo Mendes, United Arab Emirates coach

"UAE were really impressive. They came back strongly in the second period and we helped them by switching off. We clearly lacked experience out there," Aime Yombi, Cameroon forward