Ahmed Khalil (R) celebrates after scoring an equaliser during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group A preliminary round match between UAE and Bahrain in Abu Dhabi. Photo: EPA

UAE draw with Bahrain as late penalty saves hosts in AFC Asian Cup 2019 opening game in Abu Dhabi

  • Substitute Ahmed Khalil scores from spot to cancel out Mohamed Alromaihi opener
  • Decision to award spot kick for handball seen as harsh but 100-cap striker makes no mistake
Topic |   AFC Asian Cup 2019

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Ahmed Khalil (R) celebrates after scoring an equaliser during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group A preliminary round match between UAE and Bahrain in Abu Dhabi. Photo: EPA
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