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Qatar wins Asian Cup after the final against Japan

Qatar has Friday in Abu Dhabi for the first time the Asian Cup winners. In the final of the Asian football championship, pulled out the organizer of the world CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 the 3-1 of Japan.

Qatar, coached by Spaniard Felix Sanchez, came after twelve minutes on lead in the Zayed Sports City Stadium. Almoez Ali opened the score with a clever bicycle kick, good for his ninth toernooitreffer, a record in the Asian Cup.

A quarter of an hour later if Qatar again cheer after Abdulaziz Hatem uithaalde from outside the sixteen. Both assists came in the name of ex-Eupenspeler Akram Afif.

In the 70th minute brought Takumi Minamino with the aansluitingstreffer again the tension in the finale. For Qatar it was only the first still in strong position in this tournament. But long could the Japanese, with STVV defender Takehiro Tomiyasu in the base, not cheering, because Akrim Afif award-winning are a fine match with a goal from the spot (83.), that he is the 3-1 final score was registered.

Qatar writes with this race, his name for the first time on the hall of fame of the Asian Cup and as a laureate of Australia. That won in 2015 in your own country, the sixteenth edition of the landenkampioenschap. Where in 2023 will be played, is not yet fixed.

Japan took aim at a fifth victory. The country drew in his four previous finals (in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011) at the longest end. With four wins Japan record-holder for Saudi Arabia and Iran (both with three titles).

Japan was last summer at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia in the eighth-finals are still turned off by the Red Devils, who are a 0-2 deficit in extremis were able to bend in a 3-2 victory.

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