|UAE vs Brazil Football Match
||November 12, 2005
These are pictures I took from the UAE vs. Brazil
match at Sheikh Zayed Sports Complex in Abu Dhabi last November. Brazil brought
all of their superstars - with the exception of Ronaldo, who was out injured.
There was a surprisingly disappointing turnout - probably due to the fact that
the organizers hiked ticket prices to about 200 dhs. (about $56) for third tier
seats! Football matches are usually free or very inexpensive in this region so
that's considered expensive by regional standards.
Still, it was great
to see all the superstars like Ronaldinho, Adriano, Robinho, and Kaka play. The
UAE held their own in the first half and Kaka's 20th minute goal was all the
Brazilians had to show for. The Emiraties even had an equalizer incorrectly
ruled out for offside. The Brazilian substitutes turned on the style in the
second half. An Adriano penalty, a second from Kaka, two from Juninho
Pernambucano, and further goals from Lucio, Fred, and Cicinho meant Brazil ran
out undisputed 8-0 winners against the tired Emiraties.