Qatar Secures Spot in Asian Cup Final with Late Goal

Almoez Ali’s late goal propelled Qatar to the Asian Cup final, continuing their title defense with a victory over Iran.

Despite Iran’s strong start with a spectacular goal from Sardar Azmoun, Qatar fought back with goals from Jassem Gaber and Akram Afif.

The match was marked by controversy, including a disputed penalty decision that leveled the scores. Ali’s decisive strike in the 82nd minute, coupled with Shoja Khalilzadeh’s late red card, dashed Iran’s hopes of reaching the final.

Qatar will face underdogs Jordan in the final, aiming to become the first team since Japan in 2004 to win back-to-back Asian Cup titles.

Source: BBC

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