WATCH: Qatar creates history! Beats Japan 3-1 to win the AFC Asian Cup for the first time

WATCH: Qatar creates history! Beats Japan 3-1 to win the AFC Asian Cup for the first time

By QLSports

Sensational Qatar created history by winning their first-ever Asian Cup title with a comprehensive 3-1 win over giants Japan in a thrilling tie in Abu Dhabi today.

Qatar, which had never played a major tournament final before, had a point to prove and they did not give much breathing space to four-time champions Japan.

The Blue Samurai were stunned quite early on when Almoaz Ali scored his record-breaking ninth goal of the tournament from a bicycle kick.

In the 12th minute, the player collected a half-volley on his feet, bounced it a second time and then hit a scissor cut to the right corner of the net. He thus passed Iranian Ali Daei’s record of eight goals in a single Asian Cup.

Abdulaziz Hatem made it 2-0 for Qatar just 15 minutes later and it stunned the Japanese players. They could not recover from the shock and finished the half two goals behind.

Qatar started strongly in the second half, but they suffered a major jolt when their defender Boualem Khouki was stretchered off following an injury.

Qatar soon conceded their first goal of the tournament, with Japan’s Takumi Minamino slotting it home in the 69th minute.

Buoyed by the goal, Japanese players continued to press ahead and they initiated quite a few dangerous run-ins to Qatar’s box.

However, with seven minutes left, Qatar was awarded a penalty kick for a handball by Japan’s Maya Yoshida. The referee consulted with the Virtual Assistant Referee before awarding the spot kick to Qatar.

Akram Afif calmly slotted the ball home before jerking his jersey off and shadowboxing an imaginary opponent. He was yellow carded for his troubles.

This is easily Qatar’s biggest win in international football and the celebrations are going to take quite some time to wind down.

Mabrook Qatar, you have made us all proud.

By Feby_swast• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
Feby_swast

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By Feby_swast• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
Feby_swast

Qatar the champion....... congrats qatar, Indonesia support u !!!!

By hi_tech• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
hi_tech

Seems @AwiloLogomba is from UAE :-()

By Molten Metal• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
Molten Metal

I am more happier than all .............

By aun92• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
aun92

Congratulations Qatar for the historic maiden Asia Cup winning, we are watching on giant screen in makeshift stadium with thousands of people around and it felt like watching live in stadium at actual venue.

Never believed that Qatar national football team has so much potential to beat an international team like japan.

Outstanding performance by all.

By tousif ahmed• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
tousif ahmed

@ AwiloLogomba what is the source ??

By AwiloLogomba• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
AwiloLogomba

OFFICIAL HOLIDAY SUNDAY. DONT GO INTO WORK.

By sms• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
sms

History created, hence it should be reconize every year and celecbrate by nation as national holiday every year.

By Molten Metal• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
Molten Metal

Rose, I support you on Sunday .........................

By Molten Metal• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
Molten Metal

Wonderful , really , so much excited , yea .......................

By rijorose• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
rijorose

Can we expect a Holiday on Sunday....

By yussss• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
yussss

Mabroukk Very nice dominant game. Shame a goal was conceived, could've been two records broken.

By thayyibc• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
thayyibc

Everyone saying Sunday holy day ... It is true?

By tousif ahmed• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
tousif ahmed

Any news about Sunday OFF...?

By AwiloLogomba• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
AwiloLogomba

Its been officially announced: PUBLIC HOLIDAY SUNDAY

By haqul• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
haqul

Is it off tomorrow? Government should announce to off tomorrow to celebrate the victory

By dezertryder• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
dezertryder

Best team ever for spirit, even their fans were hundreds of miles away, Team Qatar won the match and hoist the flag. This is historical and an emerging victory against massive suppress. Mabrook Team Qatar

Sheikh Tamim - the Glory

By Japolo Wuod Nyaugenya• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
Japolo Wuod Nyaugenya

Mabrook Qatar, you proved to them that by God's grace we can do it. Congrats, ee proud of you

By hi_tech• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
hi_tech

Don’t care. It’s already their off tomorrow. Private sector!! Join the duty on time :-D

By sms• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
sms

Is it tomorrow and Sunday off for both private n gov. Firm.

By hi_tech• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
hi_tech

Hope there will be holiday tomorrow. Waiting eagerly

By Soupa• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
Soupa

Is it an off tomorrow?

By john7simon• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
john7simon

wonderful match. Claps to the Qatar team. YAY.

By Roshan1988• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
Roshan1988

Well played Qatar team...kudoos..

By Shamama_• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
Shamama_

Mabrook Qatar so proud and happy to live here

By sms• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
sms

Qatar Qatar Qatar Champion champion champion

By sms• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
sms

Qatar Qatar Qatar Champion champion champion

By aliweb• 5 months 2 weeks ago.
aliweb

I heard Sunday is going to be off day.

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