Lucas Neill signs with Al Wasl

Lucas Neill signs with Al Wasl

Published Aug. 26, 2012 11:45 a.m. ET

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.