Qatar defeated Uzbekistan after a penalty shootout, and a match against Iran for the Asian Cup final


Host Qatar defeated Uzbekistan after a penalty shootout and advanced to the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup.

Qatar advanced to the semifinals by winning 3-2 in the penalty shootout after failing to play 1-1 in the quarterfinals of the tournament at Albayt Stadium in Al-Qor, Qatar, for 120 minutes until overtime.

Qatar`s advance to the semifinals of the Asumama Stadium in Doha will compete with Iran, which beat Japan, the top contender, 2-1 in the previous match.

Jordan, which defeated Tajikistan 1-0, and Korea, which had a come-from-behind victory over Australia 2-1, have confirmed their advance to the semifinals. The semifinal match between Korea and Jordan will kick off at 00:00 a.m. on Saturday at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Alayyan. Qatar, the winner of the 2019 United Arab Emirates (UAE), is seeking its second consecutive Asian Cup title at home.

Qatar was lucky to lead with an opponent’s own goal in the 27th minute of the first half. Hasan Al-Haidus’ strong cross from the right hit the defender’s foot and the goalkeeper’s hand one after another and went into the net. 마카오토토

Uzbekistan then led the match by eagerly hunting for the equalizer. Then, Odylion Hamrovkov broke through the defense line and shot with his left foot to tie the game at 14 minutes in the second half.

Since then, there was no goal in overtime, and the penalty shootout eventually proceeded. Mesh Barsham, the goalkeeper of the Qatar national soccer team and the younger brother of Mutaz Esa Barshim, the top track and field star, became the main character. He blocked the Uzbek kicker’s shot three times, giving Qatar a ticket to the semifinals.

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