Lucas Neill signs with Al Wasl

Australia captain Lucas Neill has joined United Arab Emirates

club Al Wasl.

The 34-year-old defender, released by UAE’s Al Jazira in June,

says on his website that he signed a one-year deal with the Dubai

team. He did not give details.

Neill, who has also played for Galatasaray, Blackburn and West

Ham, said he was looking forward to working with coach Bruno

Metsu.

Argentine great Diego Maradona was replaced by Metsu as Al

Wasl’s coach following an eighth place finish in the 12-team

league.