“Iran, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Japan are one game away from tying the record for two consecutive losses.”
Qatar, the defending champion, will play the final match against Jordan of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup at Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar, at 12 p.m. on Saturday (Korea time). Qatar beat Iran in the semifinals, while Jordan beat South Korea in the final
“Up until a month before the tournament, nobody thought we would advance to the final,” captain Hassan Al-Haidos said at an official press conference held at the Main Media Center on the eve of the event. “However, we were able to reach the final thanks to the efforts of both the coach and the federation team members while working together.”
Al-Haidos is a winning member of the 2019 UAE competition, where Qatar won its first championship. He was also proudly named as the midfielder of the best team in the Asian Cup.
She aims at winning two Asian Cups in a row. The teams that won two Asian Cups in a row are Korea (1956 and 1960), Japan (2000 and 2004), and Saudi Arabia (1988 and 1992). Iran (1968, 1972 and 1976) has the most consecutive wins with three consecutive losses.
Qatar wants to match them. 월카지노주소 “I’m really proud to be one of the squads that made it to the finals. Now Qatar is one game away from winning its second Asian Cup title in a row with Iran, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Japan,” Al-Haidos said.
“Asian soccer continues to change and the game becomes more difficult. The same goes for the last game. I hope we can win,” he said.
“I am confident that every player has the ability to play in this tournament. Every player played a big role in bringing the team to where it is now. There is always pressure from the finals. It is even more so against a team that performed well throughout the tournament,” Qatar coach Marquez López said. “But we only want to win. The most important thing for us is that second place is not enough. My goal is to become the best in Asia.”