Hosts Al-Wahda made it into the Club World Cup proper with a comprehensive win
against Papua New Guinea's Hekari United in Abu Dhabi.
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Both sides knew defeat would send them home without an opportunity to
take on any of the tournament's big guns.
And it was Al-Wahda who prevailed, with goals by Brazilians Hugo and Fernando
Baiano before Abdulrahim Jumaa added the gloss late on.
Early chances were few and far between as the sides sized each other up, though
it was the United Arab Emirates outfit who made the more positive forays.
In the 40th minute they were rewarded when Hugo capitalised on a free-kick
awarded for a needless foul.
Four minutes later the lead was extended by Baiano, leaving the South Pacific
side struggling and staring at defeat.
A fightback was not forthcoming and when Abdulrahim wrapped up the scoring 19
minutes from time, their adventure was over.