Goalkeeper in UAE attacked

AP, Tuesday 22 Nov 2011

Men wielding knives and swords attacked a goalkeeper for the United Arab Emirates club Baniyas after he tried to break up an argument at a cinema

Mohammad Ali Ghuloom told The National newspaper Tuesday that about 20 men ambushed him early Friday following a dispute about seating between the men and a family at a cinema in Mirdif City Center in Dubai.

Ghuloom said he suffered hand, abdomen and head injuries that kept him out of Friday’s match against Sharjah. Three men have been detained over the attack, police said.

It is the latest setback for the club after star winger Theyab Awana was killed in a car accident in September. Diego Maradona, who coaches rival Al Wasl, offered condolences to Awana’s family.

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