Omar Abdulrahman has never shone away from the big stage, and when the pressure is on, the UAE starlet is a model of consistency for club and country.
The Al Ain midfielder proved his class yet again on Tuesday when his late goal inspired UAE to victory over Timor-Leste in the opening World Cup 2018 qualifying game in Malaysia.
With ten minutes remaining in a dour contest, Omar unleashed a powerful effort from 25-yards-out to earn Mahdi Ali’s men all three points.
— Ahdaaf (@ahdaafme) June 16, 2015
Due to the extent of this goal which gets UAE’s qualifying campaign off to a flying start, Omar is our Sport360 Hero of the Week.
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It’s an academic year that Ben Bracciano and Chantell Jazs will not want to forget after they received ‘GEMS WSO & Sport360 Sports Personality of the Year’ awards.
The GEMS Wellington Academy (Silicon Oasis) students claimed the top awards at the school’s end of the season ceremony for not only excelling in their sports but also going beyond by helping their fellow peers.
Abu Dhabi’s promising cricketers Yodhin Punja and Justin D’souza were awarded the Zayed Academy-Sussex Cricket Club scholarships and will travel to England in August for a one week training camp. Yodhin and Justin will get to hone their skills with Sussex coaches, led by their performance manager Keith Greenfield.
Red Bull Barnstorming sees British pilots Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones carry out one of the most exhilarating aviation feats ever seen. Formation flying at it's absolute finest.
On this day in 1978, Ian Botham became the first man to score a century and take eight wickets (eight for 34) in a Test match innings, against Pakistan for England at Lord's.
'Beefy' was a genuine all-rounder with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in Test cricket.
This occasion against Pakistan is one that both Botham and cricket fans all around the world will struggle to forget.
2000: Tiger Woods won the US Open at Pebble Beach, finishing on a 12-under-par total of 272 with a lead of 15 strokes, the biggest win in any major in history and also the lowest total in the history of the tournament.
2009: Arsenal signed Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax.
2010: France striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home from the World Cup in South Africa after refusing to apologise for his half-time rant at coach Raymond Domenech during the 2-0 defeat to Mexico earlier that week.