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26/10/2009
2:0 (0:0)
  • Marwan AL SAFFAR (63')
  • MOHAMMAD SEBIL (81')

Summary

Emirates break debutant hearts
The United Arab Emirates rode two second-half goals to edge lively African first-timers Malawi in the opening Group E match in Kano. More »

Line-up

17
1
5
2
6
3
8
6
10
7
11
10
12
13
14
14
16
15
18
17
21
18

Substitute(s)

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16
19
21
2
4
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5
4
8
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13
11
20
12
9
19
15
20

Coaches

ALI EBRAHIM (UAE)
(MWI) John KAPUTA

Officials

Referee: Martin VAZQUEZ (URU)Assistant Referee 1: Carlos PASTORINO (URU)Assistant Referee 2: Miguel NIEVAS (URU)Fourth official: Subkhiddin MOHD SALLEH (MAS)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 5)


Latest Comments:
Ojolifande
27/10/2009 at 17:07
Ojolifande (Malawi)
ITS ONLY WISE PPLE WHO CAN CONGRATULATE HOW YOUNG FLAMES PLAYED THEIR FIRST EVER SHOWCASE AT JUNIOR TOURNAMENT.
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mexico24
27/10/2009 at 03:20
mexico24 (USA)
UAE IF YOU KEEP GOING ELL, YOU WILL SOON BE IN A WORLD CUP AND MAY EVEN WIN ONE
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Kalmax
26/10/2009 at 19:43
Kalmax (Scotland)
I feel sorry for the young Flames. They dominated UAE and hit the wood work twice. The Malawian can beat anyone at this tournament if they can improve their shooting. Better luck next time. Bring on Spain.
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Statistics

19Shots12
8Corner kicks6
2Yellow cards3
0Second yellow card and red card1
0Red Cards1
45%Possession (%)55%
  • Fans at FIFA Under 17 World Cup Nigeria 2009 Group E - Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, Nigeria
  • UAE Coach Ali Ebrahim shouts instructions
  • UAE celebrate their first goal in the FIFA U-17 World Cup
  • UAE's Fahad Salim beats Malawi's Kelvin Hanganda
  • Malawi'sTakondwa Issah in action in the FIFA U-17 World Cup
  • Mohammad Sebil celebrates his goal and UAE's second
"I'd like to thank the fans in Kano for all their support. We're delighted, as this is our first-ever win at a FIFA U-17 World Cup." Ali Ibrahim, UAE coach