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Players of Qatar run to celebrate after winning the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar in Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.(AP)

AFC Asian Cup: 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar stun Japan 3-1 to lift title

By Reuters | Abu Dhabi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 09:53 PM IST
Almoez Ali scored a record ninth goal of the competition as Qatar led 2-0 at half-time, before they conceded for the first time in the tournament as Japan threatened a comeback.
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Japan's Ritsu Doan and team mates celebrate at the end of the match(REUTERS)
Japan's Ritsu Doan and team mates celebrate at the end of the match(REUTERS)

Japan’s historic VAR penalty sinks Vietnam at Asian Cup

By AFP | Dubai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 09:59 PM IST
As VAR made an eventful Asian Cup debut, Maya Yoshida had a headed goal ruled out on review before Doan was adjudged to have been fouled in the box by B.T. Dung.
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Japan's defender Maya Yoshida controls the ball during the AFC Asian Cup group F soccer match between Japan and Oman at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019(AP)
Japan's defender Maya Yoshida controls the ball during the AFC Asian Cup group F soccer match between Japan and Oman at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019(AP)

‘Not good enough!’ Japan captain Yoshida sounds Asian Cup alarm

By AFP | Abu Dhabi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Nagatomo likened his lucky escape to Diego Maradona’s infamous intervention against England at the 1986 World Cup, expressing relief that the VAR (video assistant referee) system is not used during the Asian Cup group stages.
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