UAE start Gulf Cup campaign in style

MUSTAFA ABUMUNES / AFP

The UAE national football team have got off to a flying start in the Gulf Cup.

The two-time champions crushed Yemen 3-0 in their Group 1 match on Tuesday, thanks to a hat-trick from Ali Mabkhout.

He struck twice in the first-half and added a third after the break to help set up the win.

Iraq had earlier overcome hosts Qatar 2-1 in the tournament opener.

Eight teams are competing in the event, which concludes on December 8.

The UAE's next group match is against Iraq on Friday.

More from Sports

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 11:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.

  • Lunch with Lloyd

    11:00am - 2:00pm

    No one knows entertainment better than veteran Dubai broadcaster Mark Lloyd.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye