Saudi, UAE, Bahrain football teams to play in Qatar-hosted tourney

SAUDI Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have said they will participate in this month’s Gulf Cup football tournament in Qatar, signalling a thaw in their bitter two-year feud.

The three Gulf states as well as Egypt cut relations with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of bankrolling Islamist extremist groups and of being too close to regional rival Iran. Doha denied the accusations.