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Five-star Oman, UAE qualify for Gulf Cup semi-finals

by Reuters
Omani team celebrates the win after thumping Kuwait 5-0. Photo supplied
Oman secured their first win in nine Gulf Cup matches since they clinched the title in 2009

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