Echoes of 2019 as Qatar beat Iran to book Jordan final

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Wed, 2024-02-07 20:44

DOHA: The Asian Cup will have an all-Arab final as 2019 winners Qatar came from behind to defeat Iran 3-2 on Wednesday to book a huge — if somewhat unexpected — clash with Jordan on Saturday.
The hosts were under the cosh at Al-Thumama Stadium for much of the second half but with eight minutes remaining, Almoez Ali, one of the heroes of the triumph five years ago, popped up with the deciding goal. It followed a beauty from his partner-in-crime from five years ago in Akram Afif.

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