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Qatar retain Asian Cup with 3-1 win over Jordan as Afif nets penalty hat-trick

In the Asian Cup final at Lusail Stadium on Saturday, Qatar secured their second consecutive continental title with a 3-1 victory over Jordan, thanks to Akram Afif's hat-trick of penalty goals.

Reuters SPORTS
Published February 10,2024

Akram Afif scored a hat-trick of penalties as Qatar beat Jordan 3-1 in the Asian Cup final on Saturday at Lusail Stadium to win their second straight continental title.

After Afif had netted a first-half penalty, Yazan Al-Naimat equalised after the break. But Qatar won two more penalties in the second half after VAR checks, with top scorer Afif stepping up to convert both and finish the tournament with eight goals.