Some things in life as we know are and will always be true. A dolphin sleeps with one eye open. Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate. The sun rises from the east and sets in the west. And a football game between Uruguay and UAE will result in Uruguay winning it.
But what if, for that one moment, we were wrong, at least about that last one? What if UAE broke the odd and made us believe that the minnows could cause an upset? That is what a handful of us thought when captain Ismael Matar scored in the 22nd minute to give UAE the lead.