Qatar can win Asian Cup, says Sanchez

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23 Jan 2019, 03:13 IST
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Qatar rejoice beating Iraq on the Asian Cup

Qatar can win the Asian Cup for the primary time, in response to coach Felix Sanchez.

The 2022 World Cup hosts booked their place within the quarter-finals with a 1-Zero defeat of Iraq on Tuesday.

Bassam Al Rawi’s free-kick halfway by way of the second half was sufficient to offer Qatar a good win at Al Nahyan Stadium.

Qatar will now go on to fulfill South Korea within the final eight after profitable their first Asian Cup knockout match, with that recreation set to be performed on Friday.

And though Sanchez’s facet would be the underdogs, he has full religion in his facet’s possibilities of making extra Asian Cup historical past.

“We have been affected person, we needed to adapt,” Sanchez mentioned after Al Rawi’s second free-kick aim of the match downed Iraq.

“When you attain this stage you wish to win the match – and our gamers have proven they’re succesful.”

Earlier on Tuesday, South Korea wanted an extra-time strike from Kim Jin-su to edge a 2-1 win in opposition to Bahrain.

Star participant Son Heung-min and coach Paulo Bento have been each crucial of Korea’s show, with the 2015 finalists unable to supply their finest soccer.

“It was a troublesome recreation,” mentioned Korea captain Son. “It is all about perspective as nicely. 

“And I am a bit sad with our efficiency – I feel we’re higher than that.”

Bento, in the meantime, referred to as on Korea to ensure they use possession extra fastidiously once they come up in opposition to Qatar, who’re but to concede a aim within the match.

“We made numerous easy errors,” he instructed a information convention.

“After we lose the ball simply with none stress from the opponent, in fact the sport turns into tougher.”

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