IP - Qatar won the 2023 AFC Asian Cup final, they defeated Jordan 3-1 in the showpiece match at Lusail Stadium thanks to Akram Afif's three penalty goals.

Iran Press/ West Asia: With a 3 to 1 victory over Jordan, Qatar, who won in 2019, is the first team since 2004  to win back-to-back AFC Asian Cup titles.
Qatar successfully defended their Asian Cup title in the Lusail Stadium against Jordan, securing a 3-1 victory largely thanks to the remarkable composure of Akram Afif, who claimed a hat-trick of penalties.

The home fans are roaring in the stands as they see Qatar about to lift the Asian Cup trophy for the second time.

There are tears from the Jordan fans and surely from some of the players but what a journey they have been on.

Qatar's player, Akram Afif receives the golden-boot award. He was comfortably the player of the tournament too.

Jordan in their first AFC Asian lost the Cup final but got runners-up medals. Having never advanced past the quarterfinals in their previous four appearances at the continental showpiece.

Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah comforts and commends his players for their historic run while handing out runners-up medals.

Jordan pushed through to the knockouts from a tough group, then beat the Arab champions Iraq in the round of 16 and a very strong Tajikistan side in the quarters.

The an-Nashama then made short work of South Korea in the semis. They simply lacked a higher gear against the defending champions tonight.


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