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Qatar crowned champion of AFC Asian Cup 2019 in the UAE

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Qatar has been crowned champion of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 on Friday after winning the finale with a score of 3-1 against Japan.

Qatar’s first goal was scored by Almoez Ali in an impressive double kick in minute 12, and the second one was scored by Abdulaziz Hatem in minute 27.

Japan followed up in the second half of the game, scoring one goal in minute 69 by Takumi Minamino.

Finally, in the 83rd minute, Qatar’s forward player Akram Afif scored the third goal through a penalty kick.

Almoez Ali has won the title of the tournament's top scorer, with double the amount of goals as that of the next highest scorer.

The Qatari player has also won the prize of the Most Valuable player, worth $30,000.

Qatar scored 19 goals and conceded only once in winning all seven games in the UAE.