Full time in Abu Dhabi: Japan 1-3 Qatar
Qatar have won the Asian Cup. Referee Ravshan Irmatov has blown his whistle and it’s all over at the Zayed Sport City Stadium, where Qatar have won the 2019 Asian Cup final. Goals from Almoez Ali, Abdulaziz Hatem and Akram Afif were enough to see off Japan, who scored a consolation through Takumi Minamino.
There was controversy towards the end when Qatar, under fierce pressure from Japan, scored their third through a penalty that shouldn’t have been given. For all that, they’ve won seven games out of seven and conceded just one goal on their way to victory. Solid in defence and lightning quick on the counter-attack, Qatar are worthy winners of the Asian Cup.
News Credit – The Guardian