The National reported this post-mortem:
“If there were a single cause for the UAE’s failure to qualify for football’s World Cup finals yesterday, it may well have been the team’s fondness for fast food, according to a scathing critique by one of the team’s star players.”
“Saleh Obaid, a defender, said players who took part in qualifying matches for next year’s World Cup may have hurt their game by devouring fast-food meals twice daily leading up to matches.”
“The UAE’s Asian qualifying campaign ended with a 1-0 defeat to Iran in Tehran last night. But the result was irrelevant as the UAE had already been eliminated.”
What brand of fast food led to the slow football by the UAE team in Iran?
Do football players have to eat this food because the fast food company is an official sponsor of the Fifa World Cup?
Take this statement as a health warning:
“The food from this fast food chain will slow you down in all sorts of ways until you finally stop completely.”
Sauce: Zoe Griffiths, Football Star Says Fast Food Cost UAE World Cup Place, The National, 11 June 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: “What brand of fast food led to the slow football by the UAE team in Iran?” Check The National article at the above link.
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