UAE foot­ball doc gets NY pre­miere

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The world pre­miere of a doc­u­men­tary about the UAE foot­ball team’s jour­ney to the 1990 FIFA World Cup fi­nals will be held in New York in Novem­ber. An­war Roma (Lights of Rome) is pro­duced by Abu Dhabi-based Im­age Na­tion and will be fea­tured at the DOC NYC film fes­ti­val on Novem­ber 17. The film cap­tures an im­por­tant mo­ment in Emi­rati his­tory when on Oc­to­ber 28, 1989, the un­fan­cied UAE national foot­ball pulled off a near-mir­a­cle by qual­i­fy­ing for Italia 90. The team’s av­er­age age was 19, and the UAE was also just 19-years-old. Mo­hammed Al Mubarak, Chair­man of Im­age Na­tion Abu Dhabi, said: “This film will serve as a his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ment that fi­nally de­tails the legacy of what those play­ers achieved for UAE and Middle East foot­ball.”

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