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Qatar wins first major title, beat Japan in Asian Cup final

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Qatar defeated four-time champions, Japan to win their first major soccer title. Almoez Ali scored the opening goal in the 12′ minute for the Qatari following a stunning overhead strike and clinch the tournament’s all-time scorer with nine goals.

Abdulaziz Hatem doubled the lead for Qatar with a curling strike in the 27′ minute. The Gulf nation conceded its first goal of the tournament in its last game (seventh game) when Takumi Minamino scored for the¬†Japanese in the 69′ minute.

Akram Afif made sure the cup was beyond the reach of the Japanese when he converted a penalty kick in the 83′ minute. Qatar scored a total of 19 goals in the tourney and conceded one. The Gulf nation looks forward to hosting the World Cup in 2022.

 

 

 

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