I think that most of you guys noticed it, and I think it's too unproffesional of them to do it.
I don't know what's wrong with UAE these days, and what's their problem with Oman, it all started when when Oman faced them in the Asian Cup qualifiers and they started throwing bottles and call the Omani player names and stuff like that.
But worry not, lets them remember that Oman beat them 2-1 in the second leg match.
(Revenge was served)
In the current Gulf Cup, they try to do everything to frustrate Oman in anyway, like in the opening match, they havn't let the Omani fans in to watch that match, added to that, their fans were quite dirty (honest speaking), then use to point lasers at the Omani goalkeeper twice (and in the same match Oman won 2-1, what an embarassement for UAE). :embarass:
And when Oman played against Yemen in the current Gulf Cup (UAE 2007), in the first 15 minutes of the match, they just took the grass and didn't take the match, nobody could watch the match nicely on TV, and when Oman's goal came, they stopped the replay and showed the ball in the net when a goal comes so that we can't see, and if it was a technical problem then why did they show all the goal nicely in all the channels in the next day, that shows and proves it was done intentionally to frustate the fans.
Another thing, Oman will face Bahrain both teams wear red, so the first place team has to wear their first shirt, but NO, UAE decided that Oman will play with their second color against Bahrain and it's suppose to be the opposite. What a pity.
As most of them think, UAE are jealous because Omani football has evolved through the past years, and Oman overcomed them by beating them in Asian Cup qualifers despite losing in the first leg, Oman beat them in the previous Gulf Cup in Qatar, and Oman beat them in this Gulf Cup at their ground in the opening match.
First Oman was one of the weakest teams in the Gulf or let's say in the Arab world, and I think the most team who used to lose, but thank god Oman have evolved quickly and making history according to the French press.
In Gulf Cup 14, which was hosted by Bahrain in 1998, Oman were in 4th place, and that was a good result and a sign of evolution, then in the previous Gulf Cup (Qatar 2005), Oman reached the final for the first time in their history but lost to hosts Qatar in penalties after a 1-1 draw, I don't know why that makes UAE jealous.
When UAE used to play, everyone in Oman supported them, but now who does. :thmbdown:
Sorry UAE, in football we were like friends but now we are enemies, and if Oman and UAE play eachother, it's just like war.
Let them not forget it's going to be Oman's turn later, the next Gulf Cup is going to be held in Oman in December 2008. :frustrat:
BTW, Kuwait played better than UAE and they deserved to qualify instead of UAE.
I can't believe that Oman's closest neighbors are doing this.
LOSE UAE LOSE, GO SAUDI ARABIA GO! BEAT THEM but let Oman win the Gulf Cup and give a chance to new teams to taste it.
Jealousy won't help in football.