UAE claimed third place at an Asian Cup for the first time in their history, notching a 3-2 victory over a 10-man Iraq side on Friday night.
Here are three points from the game in Newcastle:
1. Plenty to play for
It may be known as the game that nobody wants to play in. But there was no telling that to those representing Iraq and UAE as they vied for third spot.
After a rather dour opening 10 minutes, the competitiveness and natural flair of both sides came out in what was a thoroughly entertaining...