Top-tier Asian league eludes Maradona’s club

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AP) - Diego Maradona’s Al Wasl soccer team lost Sunday, ending its chances of qualifying for an Asian Champions League spot next season.

Al Wasl needed a victory to remain in contention for one of four spots for United Arab Emirates clubs, but it lost 2-0 to Al Wahda. The defeat comes days after Maradona said he would remain the coach next season after complaining he lacked the players to compete.

Al Wahda’s goal came from Hugo Henrique in the 39th minute and substitute Saeed al-Kathiri in stoppage time.

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