Winning the title for the second consecutive time → Qatar rose from the Middle East powerhouse to the ‘strongest in Asia’

Qatar, the “powerhouse of the Middle East,” stands tall as the “strongest in Asia.” It won the title at the Asian Cup in 2023 following the 2019 United Arab Emirates Championship. It cheered by winning the top title with two consecutive undefeated records.

Qatar beat Jordan 3-1 in the final match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup, which took place at Lusai Stadium in Al Dian, Qatar, on Wednesday (Korea time). The team beat Jordan 3-1 on the back of striker Akram Afif’s “penalty kick hat trick.” It achieved two consecutive victories following the 2019 championship.토토사이트

He scored the opening goal in the 22nd minute of the first half. Afif induced a foul from the opponent team’s defender inside the penalty box and succeeded as a kicker himself. After scoring, he showed off his card magic. However, he struggled a bit in the chase after Jordan. Jordanian striker Yazan al-Naimat scored the equalizer in the 22nd minute of the second half.

In the second half of the game, he scored consecutive penalty kicks to decide the winner. In the 28th minute of the second half, Afif scored the leading goal again with a strong penalty kick, and in the 50th minute of the second half, Afif scored a comfortable penalty kick to effectively decide the winner. In the end, he beat Jordan’s pursuit and won the Asian Cup with a 3-1 victory.

Qatar won all seven matches of the 2019 event. It boasts of great power by scoring 19 points and one run in seven matches, and succeeded in conquering the top spot for the first time at the Asian Cup. It beat Korea 1-0 in the quarterfinals and Japan 3-1 in the final. It also achieved an unbeaten title in this tournament. From the group stage to the final, it never lost a match and won the title. 

It has three consecutive wins in Group A. It beat Lebanon 3-0 in the first round and Tajikistan 1-0 in the second round. It advanced to the round of 16 teams as the group leader, beating China 1-0 in the third round. It beat Palestine 2-1 in the round of 16, and led Uzbekistan 1-1 in the quarterfinals and further to lead 3-2 in the shootout. It came from behind to win 3-2 against Iran in the semifinal, which faced its biggest crisis, and silenced Jordanian sensation in the final to confirm its win.

In the recent two Asian Cups, the team garnered 13 wins and one draw (punishment tied), and successfully conquered the top spot. After Japan, which won consecutive championships in 2000 and 2004, the team garnered two consecutive wins for the first time in 19 years. It was also the team that won the title twice in the Asian Cup history with Korea. It was followed by Saudi Arabia and Iran (three times), including Japan (four times), the most champion.

The 18th Qatar Asian Cup ended with the winner of Qatar, the host country and defending champion. The 19th edition will be held in Saudi Arabia in 2027.

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