First Qatar`s title in it`s history
Qatar’s triumph. The national team of the small but ardent Arab country led by Felix Sanchez prevailed with a 3-1 win in Japan and for the first time in its history, it became an Asian champion. The fight was held in the United Arab Emirates.
Almeloez Ali at 12 ‘opened the score for Qatar. Abdulahiz Hatem doubles the goals to 27 ‘. Takumi Minamino lowered to 69 ‘, but Akram Hasan Afif raised again the two goals difference for Qatar, when in the 83’, he raised the mark of the score to 3-1 to the end.
Japan could not win again
It is worth noting that with the goal scored by Almeloez Ali in the final, he reached 9 in this year’s Asian Cup and broke the record he held so far in an event, Iran, Daei. The last scorer scored 8 goals for his national team at the 1996 event.
Meanwhile, Japan has appeared in the final of the Asian Cup for the fifth time in its history. However, the “blue samurai” did not achieve “5 in 5” after the victories and trophy conquests they had in their previous 4 appearances (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011).
But we should not lose sight of the fact that three years ago the Qatar national team had lost all three games and was considered to be one of the worst ethnic groups on the planet. Now he shows that things are changing and preparing fiercely to host the final stage of the 2022 World Cup.
Félix Sánchez a hero for Qatar
In this, several things played their part: Success in the Asian Cup is the first but of course not the last, characteristic of a long and controversial course of Qatar’s development in the football field. His birth dates back to 2004, when the royal family Al Thani decided to found the Aspire Academy in the capital Doha. This is an academy for new talents selected from 13 to 17 years from different countries between Africa, Asia and South America. They stayed and stayed in state-of-the-art facilities and were prepared by a highly trained and experienced staff. Here is her current success, where head of this whole program is coach Felix Sanchez, who previously worked in La Masia , FC Barcelona and joined the Academy in 2006.
It is no coincidence that the national team today is rich in high quality talents, and Spanish colors. 22-year-old Almoez Ali is the best product: born in Sudan, he discovered the beagles and sent him to the Belgian, Eupen, for further education. There the young man gained experience and then he wore the shirt with the coat of arms of Qatar. He even got a very fast passport despite the fact that he has not completed another 5 years in Qatar, as required by FIFA law. Ali became the first goal scorer with 9 goals. He has surpassed the record of Ali Daei s record since 1996.
Now the Qatar national team will continue its preparations to give a wonderful presence in the final stage of the 2022 World Cup to be held in her country!