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Pregnant woman ditches maternity ward for cup final

Matar_1A pregnant woman in the United Arab Emirates left a maternity ward after discovering it had no television on which to watch the Gulf Cup final between UAE and Oman. The woman reportedly told staff: "I shall be back once my national team has won the coveted championship."

She returned to the hospital clutching a UAE flag having watched her country secure a 1-0 victory and later named her baby Matar after goalscorer Ismail Matar (pictured). Matar - the goalscorer rather than the newborn child - said: "My thanks to her and all other mothers for their support. I dedicate this victory to them." [Via Khaleej Times]

[Rob Parker]

February 6, 2007 in Funny old game, International football | Permalink


That's really cool.

Good to see some happy football news after certain events took place in Italy.

Posted by: Matt Parker | Feb 6, 2007 10:28:50 AM

are there any players you'd want your child names after in the prem?

What about Savage or Djemba-Djemba?

Posted by: bryn | Feb 6, 2007 1:48:06 PM

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