Qatar surprised Japan 3-1 to win its first Asian Cup on Friday causing a magical moment by the record label Almoez Ali and after a late drama of biting.
Sudan's striker, Ali, scored an acrobatic bicycle stroke after 12 minutes before Abdelaziz Hatim stayed in an excellent second and Akram Afif turned a penalty with VAR to give the famous victory to Abu Dhabi in the Cup of the World of 2022.
Qatar survived a 2-0 scandal when Takumi Minamino took a turn at minute 69, only for Uzbek referee, Ravshan Irmatov, conceded to the Maroons a penalty in the revision of a captain's handball Japanese Maya Yoshida.
Ali became the first player to score nine goals in a single Asian Cup after he had been fired shortly before playing after a UAE protest about his eligibility.
The Qataris had been thrown with plastic bottles and shoes during the 4-0 semi-final defeat of United Arab Emirates hosts on the small and energy-rich Gulf block.
Arab Emirates football officers filed a formal protest on Ali's eligibility and Iraqi defender Bassam Al-Rawi, who was expelled by the Confederation of Soccer Asian
Qatar had never gone past the Asian Cup quarter-finals, but scored 16 goals without response that entered the final and kept a record of six clean sheets.
Meanwhile, Japan never lost an Asian Cup final, winning the last of its four titles in 2011.
But the Blue Samurais were quickly reduced by the size of the scandalous opening of Ali, which led him to the historical record of Ali Daei's eight goals in the 1996 tournament.
Afif found intelligence, Ali shot the ball for himself before throwing himself in a shot that left the Japanese goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda abandoned when he left the field.
Ali almost scored again in a minute, just to be denied by a desperate block of Yoshida.
However, Qatar doubled its lead in the 27th minute after another Afif attended – his tenth of the tournament – while Hatim leaned into a sumptuous left-footed throw.
Japan, the only defeat of the Asian Cup before Qatar 31 years ago, took a little note, even for the misfortune of its colorful fans among a crowd of 36,000, various sports costumes, including a soul Resistant in an inflatable outfit dress.
Everything changed when Minamino violated Qatar's defense for the first time in this tournament with a delicate chip after Hatim escaped away.
But moments later Afif ended the resistance of Japan from the place to complete a triumph of fairytale for Qatar.
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