Qatar's al-Gharafa's Fahid Al-Shammari kicks the ball during the AFC Champions League Round 1 Group (A) Match between al-Jazira vs al-Gharafa at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on February 12, 2018. / AFP / NEZAR BALOUT
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football team plays in UAEThe eight-month long boycott of Qatar by regional neighbors has been broken by a football team. However, the Asian Football Confederation, which operates the 32-team tournament, said games had to be played on a home-and-away basis.The group stage of Asia's leading club competition will feature 12 games between teams from Qatar and from the UAE and Saudi Arabia.The UAE requests to play those games in a third country were rejected by the Asian Football Confederation, which organizes the tournament featuring 32 teams split into eight groups of four.There is still no solution, however, to the issues between Saudi Arabia and Iran since the two countries cut diplomatic ties in 2016 .
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