Players of Sharjah and Bani Yas in action during their Arabian Gulf Cup match.
Ronaldo Mendes' was on target goal as Al Wasl rallied to hold Al Ain for a 1-1 draw at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in matchweek 19 of the Arabian Gulf League (AGL) on Saturday.
Federico Cartabia scored a brace and Igor De Cruz added one more as Shabab Al Ahli defeated Al Wasl 3-1 to set up the Arabian Gulf Cup final showdown with Al Nasr with an aggregate 5-1 victory on Monday. Fabio Lima scored one to save Al Wasl blushes.
Al Nasr coach Ramon Diaz stressed the importance of their match against Bani Yasin the AGL, not only for the two teams, but the bearing that the match will have on the table.
Namibia reached the Twenty20 World Cup second round for the first time on Friday when they defeated Ireland by eight wickets.World number 19 Namibia, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, chased down their modest target of 126 with skipper Gerhard Erasmus making an unbeaten 53.
Fans from both the nations have shown immense interest in watching Sunday's game in Dubai as tickets for the key contest were sold out hours after they went on sale early this month.
Ireland and Namibia face off in a knockout clash of the T20 World Cup with a Super 12 berth at stake in Sharjah on Friday. The match will mark the exit for the loser while winners will punch a ticket for the Super 12, which gets under way on Oct.23.