A 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]