Monday, March 21, 2011

Yemen beats Singapore 3-0 on aggregate in relocated Olympic qualifiers due to protests

By Associated Press, Monday, March 21, 3:23 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen won a two-match series against Singapore 3-0 on aggregate in 2012 Olympic qualifying after winning 1-0 Monday despite having to play in a neutral country due to anti-government protests at home.
Mohammed al-Khadher Ahmed al-Ambari scored in the 14th minute at Khalifa Stadium to reward a dominant display by Yemen. It was his second goal in two matches.
FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation chose Al Ain as the neutral venue after deciding the Yemen capital of Sanaa was unsafe due to the protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The move came after the two-leg series was twice delayed.
Yemen will find out its second-round opponent in the March 30 draw. Matches will be played June 19 and 23.
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