Jordan, which advanced to the finals after beating Korea in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup, lost to the home team Qatar in the final. Qatar, whose main gun Akram If scored three goals on penalties alone, won its second Asian Cup title in a row following the 2019 tournament.꽁머니지급
Jordan lost to home team Qatar 1-3 in the final match of the tournament at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar on the 11th (Korea time).
Jordan, who defeated South Korea 2-0 in the semifinals and reached the final of the Asian Cup for the first time, finished in second place without overcoming the home team Qatar.
Qatar, the winner of the 2019 United Arab Emirates Championship, won its second consecutive title with the victory. Qatar became the fifth country to win the Asian Cup for the second consecutive time. Earlier, South Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Japan won the title twice in a row.
In the game, the home team Qatar scored the first goal in the 22nd minute of the first half. Jordanian defender Abdallah Nasib tripped Qatar striker Akram Afif inside his own penalty box, and Chinese referee Manning declared a foul. Afif succeeded in the penalty he won.
He showed off a magic ceremony by taking out a card that he kept in his shin guard. Afif, who scored his sixth goal of the championship, became the top scorer of the championship as he helped more than Aymen Hussein (Iraqi).
Trailing 0-1, Jordan stepped up its offensive to score the equalizer. Having sunk Korea with one goal and one assist in the semifinals, Musa Altamari had a decisive opportunity in front of the opponent’s door in the extra time of the first half, but his shot hit Qatar’s defense and went out of the goal.
Jordan, which continued its fierce attack at the start of the second half, tied the score 1-1 in the 22nd minute. Ehsan Haddad scored a high-ballistic cross, and Yazan Alnaimat, the winner of the first goal in the match against Korea, scored a left-footed shot to penetrate the corner of the goal.
Qatar ran away again in the 28th minute of the second half. Jordanian midfielder Mahmoud al-Mardi committed a foul on Qatar’s Ismail Mohammad inside the penalty box. Afif, the kicker, scored another penalty kick to make it 2-1. It was Afif’s seventh goal of the tournament.
Afif sealed his victory by inducing another penalty kick in the extra time of the second half. Afif, who received Almoez Ali’s header pass, was fouled by Jordanian goalkeeper Yazid Aboulaira in a one-on-one opportunity. Afif kicked the penalty himself. Afif scored a hat trick only with the penalty kick to make it 3-1.