Friday, January 18th, 2013
The 2013 Gulf Cup final between the UAE and Iraq was a bit epic.
A golazo apiece meant the game was taken into extra-time, the Emiratis eventually winning out 2-1.
The highlight of the showpiece was undoubtedly the opening goal of the game, scored by afro-headed Emirati Omar Abdulrahman.
Picking the ball up midway inside the Iraqi half, he weaved his way into the box, pulled off a slick feint, and finished (albeit with the aid of a deflection).
Abdulrahman’s star shone throughout the tournament. With a decisive goal and performance in the final, and with a funky look that can’t help but draw attention, the Al Ain may find himself playing further afield in the near future.