Kuwait beats UAE 2-1 in World Cup qualifying

BY foxsports • November 15, 2011

Kuwait came from a goal down to beat the United Arab Emirates 2-1 on Tuesday and keep alive its chances of reaching the next round of 2014 World Cup qualifying.

The UAE scored in the 18th minute when Ismaeil Matar retrieved a cross into the area and fired past goalkeeper Nawaf al-Khalidi.

The Kuwaitis stepped up their game in the second half, and midfielder Fahad al-Enzi drew the home side level when he headed a cross from Bader al-Mutwa into the net from close range in the 49th.

UAE substitute Walid Abbas scored a decisive own goal in the 68th from a corner, and several acrobatic saves by al-Khalidi ensured the visitors remain winless in the competition.

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