7 Things You Need To Know About The UAE Star Striker Ali Mabkhout

What a hero!

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The UAE faces Qatar in the semi-finals of the Asian AFC Cup on Tuesday and it's in thanks to team work and one epic goal from Ali Ahmed Mabkhout Mohsen Omaran Alhajeri aka Ali Mabkhout.

The 28-year-old Emirati has four goals under his belt already in the international tournament and to say Emiratis are proud of the team is an understatement.

Here are seven things you need to know about about the UAE's star striker

He plays striker for Abu Dhabi's Al Jazira Club and the UAE national team

He's only 28

He's worked with brands like adidas

He scored the winning goal to take the UAE through to the semi-finals of the Asian AFC

This was his fourth goal of the tournament.

And UAE fans LOVE him

And tweet cute messages @him all the time

He is proud to be from the UAE

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was at a winning AFC match and Mabkhout stated,“I don’t care about personal awards. My objective is to win the cup for my country”and stated his goal is to raise the name of the UAE.

What a hero

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Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.

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