High jump star Barshim’s younger brother, GK Barsham, makes a save in the penalty shootout
Host country Qatar defeated Uzbekistan in a penalty shootout and advanced to the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup.
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Qatar won 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out and advanced to the semifinals after failing to decide the winner
against Uzbekistan at 1-1 for 120 minutes until extra time in the quarterfinals of the tournament
held at Al Bait Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar on the 4th (Korean time).
With this, the semifinals of the tournament were completed. 바카라사이트
Qatar will compete with Iran, who defeated Japan, the ‘top contender for the title’,
2-1 in the previous game, to advance to the finals at Doha’s Assumama Stadium at midnight on the 8th.
The previous day, Jordan, who defeated Tajikistan 1-0, and Korea,
who came from behind to win 2-1 against Australia, confirmed their advance to the semifinals.
The semifinal match between Korea and Jordan will kick off at midnight on the 7th at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.
Qatar, winner of the 2019 United Arab Emirates (UAE) tournament,
will attempt to win its second consecutive Asian Cup title at home.
Qatar was fortunate to take the lead in the 27th minute of the first half thanks to an own goal.
Hassan Alhaydos’ powerful cross from the right hit the defender’s foot and the goalkeeper’s hand and went into the goal.
Afterwards, Uzbekistan took the lead in the game by eagerly hunting for an equalizer.
Then, in the 14th minute of the second half,
Odillion Hamrobekov broke through the defense and tied the score at 1-1 with a left-footed shot.
With no goals scored in overtime, a penalty shootout was eventually held.
Meshal Barsham, the younger brother of top track and field high jump star Mutaz Essa Barshim and goalkeeper of the Qatari national soccer team, appeared as a ‘hero’.
He blocked the Uzbek kicker’s shots three times, giving Qatar a ticket to the semifinals.