Qatar qualifies for semi-finals in Asian Cup

Qatar's midfielder Abdelaziz Hatim (2nd-L) celebrates his goal. (AFP)

Qatar qualified for the semi-finals after winning the match against South Korea in the quarter-finals with a score of 1-0.

In Abu Dhabi, midfielder Abdelaziz Hatim hit the only goal for Qatar with a left-foot shot from outside the area in the 78th minute. South Korea’s best chance came a minute earlier when Kim Jin-su hit the post from a free kick.

This was Qatar’s fifth win in this tournament after topping their group and qualifying for the quarter-finals in their match against Iraq.

The team's next match will be either with the UAE or with Australia in the semi-finals.

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia organised by the Asian Football Confederation. It is being held in the United Arab Emirates from 5 January to 1 February 2019.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58
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