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2019 AFC Asian Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 20 January with the round of 16 and ended on 1 February with the final match, held at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.[1] A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.[2]

All times are local, GST (UTC+4).

FormatEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of 90 minutes of normal playing time, extra time will be played (two periods of 15 minutes each). If still tied after extra time, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[2] The video assistant referee (VAR) system will be used from the quarter-finals onwards.[3] For the first time since a knockout stage was added to the competition in 1972, there will be no third place play-off.

The AFC set out the following schedule for the round of 16:[2]

  • R16-1: Runners-up Group A v Runners-up Group C
  • R16-2: Winners Group D v 3rd Group B/E/F
  • R16-3: Winners Group B v 3rd Group A/C/D
  • R16-4: Winners Group F v Runners-up Group E
  • R16-5: Winners Group C v 3rd Group A/B/F
  • R16-6: Winners Group E v Runners-up Group D
  • R16-7: Winners Group A v 3rd Group C/D/E
  • R16-8: Runners-up Group B v Runners-up Group F

Combinations of matches in the round of 16Edit

The specific match-ups involving the third-placed teams depended on which four third-placed teams qualified for the round of 16:[2]

  Combination according to the four qualified teams
Third-placed teams
qualify from groups
1A
vs
1B
vs
1C
vs
1D
vs
A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

Qualified teamsEdit

The top two placed teams from each of the six groups, plus the four best-placed third teams, qualified for the knockout stage.[2]

Group Winners Runners-up Third-placed teams
(Best four qualify)
A   United Arab Emirates   Thailand   Bahrain
B   Jordan   Australia N/A
C   South Korea   China PR   Kyrgyzstan
D   Iran   Iraq   Vietnam
E   Qatar   Saudi Arabia N/A
F   Japan   Uzbekistan   Oman

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
20 January – Hazza bin Zayed
 
 
  Thailand1
 
24 January – Mohammed bin Zayed
 
  China PR2
 
  China PR0
 
20 January – Mohammed bin Zayed
 
  Iran3
 
  Iran2
 
28 January – Hazza bin Zayed
 
  Oman0
 
  Iran0
 
20 January – Al Maktoum
 
  Japan3
 
  Jordan1 (2)
 
24 January – Al Maktoum
 
  Vietnam (p)1 (4)
 
  Vietnam0
 
21 January – Sharjah
 
  Japan1
 
  Japan1
 
1 February – Zayed Sports City
 
  Saudi Arabia0
 
  Japan1
 
22 January – Rashid
 
  Qatar3
 
  South Korea (a.e.t.)2
 
25 January – Zayed Sports City
 
  Bahrain1
 
  South Korea0
 
22 January – Al Nahyan
 
  Qatar1
 
  Qatar1
 
29 January – Mohammed bin Zayed
 
  Iraq0
 
  Qatar4
 
21 January – Zayed Sports City
 
  United Arab Emirates0
 
  United Arab Emirates (a.e.t.)3
 
25 January – Hazza bin Zayed
 
  Kyrgyzstan2
 
  United Arab Emirates1
 
21 January – Khalifa bin Zayed
 
  Australia0
 
  Australia (p)0 (4)
 
 
  Uzbekistan0 (2)
 

Round of 16Edit

Jordan vs VietnamEdit

Jordan came close in the 20th minute when Musa Al-Taamari lured three defenders out of position before his back-heel pass found Feras Shelbaieh, whose cross to Yaseen Al-Bakhit saw his effort going wide. In the 35th minute, Đoàn Văn Hậu left-footed strike was parried away by Amer Shafi. Jordan took the lead in the 38th minute after Đỗ Hùng Dũng brought Salem Al-Ajalin down just outside the box, and Baha' Abdel-Rahman scored from the resultant free-kick into the top right corner of the net. Six minutes into the second half, Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng sent in a curling cross in front of the goal mouth which Nguyễn Công Phượng squeezed past the Jordanian defenders for the equaliser. Neither side managed to find a route to goal in the remaining minutes, forcing the first ever AFC Asian Cup last-16 tie to go into extra-time. Neither side was willing to take unnecessary risks in extra-time, as penalties were needed to decide the tie.

Jordan were the first to miss with Baha' Faisal striking the crossbar which was then followed by Ahmed Samir's effort saved by Vietnam goalkeeper Đặng Văn Lâm. Vietnam's Trần Minh Vương then failed to put the game to bed with Vietnam's fourth effort but Bùi Tiến Dũng I made no mistake as the Southeast Asians sealed their first knockout stage's win and marched into the quarter-finals.[4]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jordan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vietnam
GK 1 Amer Shafi (c)
RB 2 Feras Shelbaieh
CB 3 Tareq Khattab
CB 21 Salem Al-Ajalin
LB 19 Anas Bani Yaseen
CM 6 Saeed Murjan   71'
CM 4 Baha' Abdel-Rahman
RW 18 Musa Al-Taamari   98'
AM 7 Yousef Al-Rawashdeh   105+2'
LW 13 Khalil Bani Attiah   57'
CF 11 Yaseen Al-Bakhit   98'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Baha' Faisal   71'
DF 23 Ihsan Haddad   98'
FW 14 Ahmad Ersan   98'
MF 10 Ahmed Samir   105+2'
Manager:
  Vital Borkelmans
 
GK 23 Đặng Văn Lâm
CB 2 Đỗ Duy Mạnh
CB 3 Quế Ngọc Hải (c)
CB 4 Bùi Tiến Dũng I
RWB 8 Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng   117'
LWB 5 Đoàn Văn Hậu
RM 19 Nguyễn Quang Hải
CM 7 Nguyễn Huy Hùng   96'
CM 16 Đỗ Hùng Dũng
LM 20 Phan Văn Đức   105+1'
CF 10 Nguyễn Công Phượng   77'
Substitutions:
FW 22 Nguyễn Tiến Linh   77'
FW 9 Nguyễn Văn Toàn   96'
MF 6 Lương Xuân Trường   105+1'
MF 14 Trần Minh Vương   117'
Manager:
  Park Hang-seo

Man of the Match:
Nguyễn Quang Hải (Vietnam)

Assistant referees:[5]
Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran)
Fourth official:
Abu Bakar Al-Amri (Oman)
Additional assistant referees:
Mohanad Qassim (Iraq)
Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)

Thailand vs China PREdit

 
Chinese players after scoring first goal

In the 31st minute, Thitipan Puangchan’s shot ended up at Supachai Jaided’s feet who turned and scored from seven yards out to open the scoring. Yu Dabao made way for Xiao Zhi and, within three minutes, China were level as Zheng Zhi clipped his cross in from the right and Xiao scored on the rebound after Siwarak Tedsungnoen had saved the striker’s initial downward header. By the 71st minute China were in front when Gao Lin scored from the spot after having his heels clipped in the area by Tanaboon Kesarat, the forward fired high into the top corner to give his team the lead. A flying save from Yan Junling deep into injury time following Pansa Hemviboon’s shot ensured the East Asians to win their first knockout stage's match since 2004 and progressed.[6]

Thailand  1–2  China PR
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thailand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China PR
GK 23 Siwarak Tedsungnoen
RB 3 Theerathon Bunmathan
CB 4 Chalermpong Kerdkaew
CB 6 Pansa Hemviboon
LB 16 Mika Chunuonsee
CM 18 Chanathip Songkrasin
CM 8 Thitipan Puangchan   8'
CM 17 Tanaboon Kesarat   43'   81'
RW 22 Supachai Jaided   45'   63'
CF 10 Teerasil Dangda (c)
LW 19 Tristan Do
Substitutions:
FW 12 Chananan Pombuppha   63'
MF 21 Pokklaw Anan   81'
Manager:
Sirisak Yodyardthai
 
GK 1 Yan Junling
RB 19 Liu Yang   64'
CB 4 Shi Ke   61'
CB 5 Zhang Linpeng   34'
LB 6 Feng Xiaoting
CM 11 Hao Junmin
CM 15 Wu Xi   35'   82'
CM 10 Zheng Zhi (c)
RW 18 Gao Lin
CF 7 Wu Lei
LW 22 Yu Dabao   64'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Xiao Zhi   64'
MF 16 Jin Jingdao   88'   64'
MF 8 Zhao Xuri   82'
Manager:
  Marcello Lippi

Man of the Match:
Feng Xiaoting (China PR)

Assistant referees:[5]
Mohamed Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Hasan Al-Mahri (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth official:
Palitha Hemathunga (Sri Lanka)
Additional assistant referees:
Ammar Al-Jeneibi (United Arab Emirates)
Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)

Iran vs OmanEdit

 
Alireza Beiranvand saving Oman's penalty

Oman were awarded a penalty in the third minute when Majid Hosseini brought down Muhsen Al-Ghassani, only for Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand to tip Ahmed Kano’s effort from 12 yards around the post. Iran broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute, Alireza Jahanbakhsh fired home after Mohammed Al-Musalami had failed to cut out Milad Mohammadi’s long ball. Nine minutes later, Mehdi Taremi was brought down in the area by Saad Al-Mukhaini and Ashkan Dejagah stepped up to convert the resulting penalty. Eight minutes after the restart, Sardar Azmoun missed the target from 12 yards when Taremi’s long throw arrived at his feet. Harib Al-Saadi fizzed a 77th minute shot inches over Beiranvand’s bar. Iran held firm to confirm their place in the quarter-finals.[7]

Iran  2–0  Oman
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iran
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oman
GK 1 Alireza Beiranvand
RB 23 Ramin Rezaeian
CB 8 Morteza Pouraliganji
CB 19 Majid Hosseini   2'
LB 5 Milad Mohammadi
RM 17 Mehdi Taremi
CM 21 Ashkan Dejagah (c)   78'
CM 9 Omid Ebrahimi
LM 18 Alireza Jahanbakhsh   69'
AM 11 Vahid Amiri   65'
CF 20 Sardar Azmoun   88'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Rouzbeh Cheshmi   69'
MF 14 Saman Ghoddos   78'
MF 7 Masoud Shojaei   88'
Manager:
  Carlos Queiroz
 
GK 18 Faiz Al-Rushaidi
RB 11 Saad Al-Mukhaini
CB 13 Khalid Al-Braiki
CB 2 Mohammed Al-Musalami   59'
LB 17 Ali Al-Busaidi
CM 20 Salaah Al-Yahyaei   46'
CM 12 Ahmed Kano (c)   81'
CM 23 Harib Al-Saadi
RW 15 Jameel Al-Yahmadi
CF 16 Muhsen Al-Ghassani   88'
LW 6 Raed Ibrahim Saleh
Substitutions:
FW 7 Khalid Al-Hajri   46'
MF 10 Mohsin Al-Khaldi   81'
FW 9 Mohammed Al-Ghassani   88'
Manager:
  Pim Verbeek

Man of the Match:
Alireza Beiranvand (Iran)

Assistant referees:[5]
Miguel Hernández (Mexico)
Alberto Morín (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Matthew Cream (Australia)
Additional assistant referees:
Chris Beath (Australia)
Ali Sabah (Iraq)

Japan vs Saudi ArabiaEdit

Mohammed Al-Fatil sneaked in a header from the centre of the box from a set-piece situation, but the defender placed it wide of the mark. Japan came close six minutes later with Ritsu Doan finding space in the danger area after collecting Takumi Minamino’s pass but saw his effort blocked by the Saudi defence. Japan scored the opening goal in the 20th minute as Takehiro Tomiyasu rose the highest to nod the ball home. With five minutes left in the half, Hattan Bahebri muscled his way into the box, but his curling shot flew past the right post, as Japan stayed ahead going into the break. In the second half, Maya Yoshida connected with a header from Gaku Shibasaki’s delivery but Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais collected it safely. In the 73rd minute, Abdullah Otayf found Housain Al-Mogahwi lurking in the box but the midfielder sent his header high above the bar as Japan soaked up the pressure to seal their quarter-final spot.[8]

Japan  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia
GK 12 Shūichi Gonda
RB 19 Hiroki Sakai
CB 16 Takehiro Tomiyasu
CB 22 Maya Yoshida (c)
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo
CM 6 Wataru Endo
CM 7 Gaku Shibasaki
RW 21 Ritsu Doan   89'
AM 9 Takumi Minamino   77'
LW 8 Genki Haraguchi
CF 13 Yoshinori Muto   39'   90+2'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Junya Ito   77'
DF 18 Tsukasa Shiotani   89'
FW 11 Koya Kitagawa   90+2'
Manager:
Hajime Moriyasu
 
GK 21 Mohammed Al-Owais
RB 2 Mohammed Al-Breik
CB 23 Mohammed Al-Fatil
CB 4 Ali Al-Bulaihi
LB 13 Yasser Al-Shahrani   81'
DM 14 Abdullah Otayf   78'
RM 11 Hattan Bahebri   88'
CM 20 Abdulaziz Al-Bishi   56'
CM 16 Housain Al-Mogahwi
LM 10 Salem Al-Dawsari (c)
CF 19 Fahad Al-Muwallad   55'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Yahya Al-Shehri   56'
FW 9 Mohammed Al-Saiari   78'
MF 18 Abdulrahman Ghareeb   88'
Manager:
  Juan Antonio Pizzi

Man of the Match:
Takehiro Tomiyasu (Japan)

Assistant referees:[9]
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official:
Sergei Grishchenko (Kyrgyzstan)
Additional assistant referees:
Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)

Australia vs UzbekistanEdit

Eldor Shomurodov’s change of pace left Trent Sainsbury flat-footed in the penalty area, only for Mathew Ryan to deny the striker’s effort when in on the Australian goal. Two minutes before the half hour, Uzbekistan went close as Javokhir Sidikov let fly from distance, the ball going narrowly wide of Ryan’s right post. In the second half, Jamie Maclaren’s blocked shot looped up for Rhyan Grant to head into the hands of Ignatiy Nesterov while the full-back was also on the end of Milos Degenek’s diagonal ball, sending his header over the bar from an acute angle. Nesterov was on hand to push away Tom Rogic’s deflected effort 10 minutes from time. With the 90 minutes finishing goalless, the game went into extra-time and Chris Ikonomidis, Mathew Leckie and Rogic all failed to break the deadlock for the defending champions, leaving the game to drift towards a shootout.

Nesterov saved Aziz Behich's penalty in the second round of the shootout before Islom Tukhtakhodjaev was denied by Ryan and, with Dostonbek Khamdamov missing in the penultimate round, Leckie struck to take Australia through.[10]

Australia  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Uzbekistan
Report
Penalties
4–2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzbekistan
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 4 Rhyan Grant   109'
CB 2 Milos Degenek
CB 5 Mark Milligan (c)
LB 16 Aziz Behich   25'
CM 20 Trent Sainsbury
CM 22 Jackson Irvine
RW 21 Awer Mabil   68'
AM 23 Tom Rogic   20'   111'
LW 15 Chris Ikonomidis   96'
CF 9 Jamie Maclaren   75'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Mathew Leckie   68'
FW 14 Apostolos Giannou   75'
FW 10 Robbie Kruse   96'
MF 8 Massimo Luongo   111'
Manager:
Graham Arnold
 
GK 1 Ignatiy Nesterov
RB 6 Davron Khashimov   46'
CB 20 Islom Tukhtakhodjaev   2'
CB 5 Anzur Ismailov
LB 13 Oleg Zoteev   105'
RM 17 Dostonbek Khamdamov   107'
CM 19 Otabek Shukurov
CM 22 Javokhir Sidikov   73'
LM 11 Jaloliddin Masharipov
CF 14 Eldor Shomurodov   104'
CF 9 Odil Ahmedov (c)
Substitutions:
MF 8 Ikromjon Alibaev   73'
FW 10 Marat Bikmaev   104'
DF 4 Farrukh Sayfiev   105'
MF 16 Azizbek Turgunboev   107'
Manager:
  Héctor Cúper

Man of the Match:
Jackson Irvine (Australia)

Assistant referees:[9]
Taleb Al-Marri (Qatar)
Saud Al-Maqaleh (Qatar)
Fourth official:
Palitha Hemathunga (Sri Lanka)
Additional assistant referees:
Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)
Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

United Arab Emirates vs KyrgyzstanEdit

The Emiratis went ahead in the 13th minute through a Khamis Esmaeel header from Ismail Matar’s corner. Kyrgyzstan bounced back shortly before the half-hour mark, Akhlidin Israilov’s pass found Mirlan Murzaev who rounded UAE goalkeeper Khalid Eisa and finished to draw his side level. Matar threatened to restore the UAE’s lead when he fizzed a shot from distance narrowly over as the first half drew to a close. After the break, Ali Mabkhout headed Bandar Al-Ahbabi’s cross inches wide of the post, before a curling Valery Kichin delivery thudded against Eisa’s crossbar with the custodian beaten. In the 64th minute, the UAE went ahead once again, this time Mabkhout collected Amer Abdulrahman’s pass and shot the ball beyond Kutman Kadyrbekov. Tursunali Rustamov headed home a last gasp equaliser following Anton Zemlianukhin’s cross to send the match into extra-time.

Mabkhout spurned an early chance in the second minute of the additional 30, before – just 60 seconds later – the striker was brought down in the area by Bekzhan Sagynbaev. Substitute Ahmed Khalil stepped up to convert the resulting penalty and put his side ahead yet again. Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov’s header then brushed an upright and Rustamov crashed a shot against the bar in the final seconds. However, the UAE held firm to seal their ticket through to the last eight.[11]

United Arab Emirates  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Kyrgyzstan
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Arab Emirates
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyrgyzstan
GK 17 Khalid Eisa
RB 9 Bandar Al-Ahbabi
CB 4 Khalifa Mubarak   30'
CB 19 Ismail Ahmed
LB 18 Al Hassan Saleh
RM 13 Khamis Esmaeel   78'
CM 2 Ali Salmeen
CM 5 Amer Abdulrahman   98'
LM 10 Ismail Matar (c)   82'
AM 21 Khalfan Mubarak   62'
CF 7 Ali Mabkhout
Substitutions:
DF 6 Fares Juma   30'
MF 15 Ismail Al Hammadi   62'
DF 23 Mohamed Ahmed   82'
FW 11 Ahmed Khalil   98'
Manager:
  Alberto Zaccheroni
 
GK 13 Kutman Kadyrbekov
RB 18 Kairat Zhyrgalbek Uulu   8'
CB 4 Mustafa Iusupov
CB 3 Tamirlan Kozubaev
LB 2 Valery Kichin (c)
RM 23 Akhlidin Israilov   76'
CM 9 Edgar Bernhardt   64'
CM 19 Vitalij Lux
CM 21 Farhat Musabekov   80'
LM 11 Bekzhan Sagynbaev   23'
CF 10 Mirlan Murzaev   88'   102'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Aziz Sydykov   64'
MF 7 Tursunali Rustamov   76'
MF 22 Anton Zemlianukhin   80'
MF 20 Bakhtiyar Duyshobekov   102'
Manager:
  Aleksandr Krestinin

Man of the Match:
Bandar Al-Ahbabi (United Arab Emirates)

Assistant referees:[9]
Huo Weiming (China PR)
Cao Yi (China PR)
Fourth official:
Yoon Kwang-yeol (South Korea)
Additional assistant referees:
Ma Ning (China PR)
Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)

South Korea vs BahrainEdit

 
Bahrain and South Korea players before the match

Mohamed Marhoon forced Korean goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu into a dive but his effort flew wide in the fourth minute. Two minutes from the half-time whistle, Son Heung-min laid a pass to Lee Yong on the right flank, who then sent the ball into the box which was blocked by goalkeeper Sayed Shubbar Alawi, only for it to land at Hwang Hee-chan’s feet who then tapped it into the net. In the 70th minute, the Korean defenders failed to cleanly clear a corner kick, allowing Jamal Rashid to fire a shot which seemed heading into the top right corner, only for Seung-gyu to palm it out. The Korean defence was breached for the first time in the tournament when Mohamed Al Romaihi slammed the ball into the net after Hong Chul had made a last ditch clearance of Mahdi Al-Humaidan’s attempt. Hwang Ui-jo intercepted a poor back pass in added time but his attempt to curl the ball past an onrushing Alawi went wide. The tie was then subsequently forced into extra-time.

Bahrain were caught off guard when Yong sent in a cross from the right which Kim Jin-su met with a header to seal his team's place in the quarter-finals.[12]

South Korea  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Bahrain
Report
Attendance: 7,658
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bahrain
GK 1 Kim Seung-gyu
RB 2 Lee Yong
CB 4 Kim Min-jae
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon
LB 14 Hong Chul   96'
CM 6 Hwang In-beom   89'
CM 5 Jung Woo-young
RW 11 Hwang Hee-chan   80'
AM 7 Son Heung-min (c)
LW 17 Lee Chung-yong   68'
CF 18 Hwang Ui-jo
Substitutions:
MF 8 Ju Se-jong   68'
FW 9 Ji Dong-won   80'
MF 12 Lee Seung-woo   89'
DF 3 Kim Jin-su   96'
Manager:
  Paulo Bento
 
GK 1 Sayed Shubbar Alawi   102'
RB 16 Sayed Redha Isa   95'   109'
CB 5 Hamad Al-Shamsan
CB 3 Waleed Al Hayam
LB 8 Mohamed Marhoon   71'
CM 19 Kamil Al Aswad
CM 7 Abdulwahab Al-Safi (c)
RW 4 Sayed Dhiya Saeed
AM 23 Jamal Rashid
LW 11 Ali Madan   25'   57'
CF 13 Mohamed Al Romaihi
Substitutions:
FW 20 Sami Al-Husaini   57'
FW 9 Mahdi Al-Humaidan   71'
GK 22 Abdulkarim Fardan   102'
FW 10 Abdulla Yusuf Helal   109'
Manager:
  Miroslav Soukup

Man of the Match:
Lee Yong (South Korea)

Assistant referees:[13]
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
Jun Mihara (Japan)
Fourth official:
Anton Shchetinin (Australia)
Additional assistant referees:
Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)

Qatar vs IraqEdit

Qatar spurned the first opportunity of the game when Abdelkarim Hassan rattled the bar with a shot from close-range following Abdulaziz Hatem’s cross in the fourth minute. Hatem came close to connecting with Abdelkarim’s whipped delivery, only for goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb to then dive at the feet of an onrushing Mohanad Ali to repel Iraq’s opening attack of the tie. Abdelkarim’s deflected cross brushed an upright and Bassam Al-Rawi headed Akram Afif’s corner wide of the target. Qatar went ahead on 62 minutes after Al-Rawi curled home a free-kick. Moments later, Jalal Hassan spread himself well to deny Abdelkarim, before producing another fine stop to keep out a Hatem drive from distance. Ali Adnan flashed a free-kick inches past the post and then Ahmad Ibrahim's 80th minute header missed by a similarly fine margin. Qatar held firm despite late Iraqi pressure to win their first ever knockout stage's match and moved on to the next round.[14]

Qatar  1–0  Iraq
Report
Attendance: 14,701
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qatar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iraq
GK 1 Saad Al Sheeb
RB 2 Ró-Ró
CB 15 Bassam Al-Rawi   90+3'
CB 4 Tarek Salman
LB 3 Abdelkarim Hassan   84'
CM 6 Abdulaziz Hatem
CM 23 Assim Madibo   11'
CM 16 Boualem Khoukhi
RW 10 Hassan Al-Haydos (c)   90'
CF 19 Almoez Ali
LW 11 Akram Afif
Substitutions:
MF 12 Karim Boudiaf   90'
Manager:
  Félix Sánchez
 
GK 1 Jalal Hassan (c)
RB 2 Ahmad Ibrahim   39'
CB 6 Ali Adnan
CB 17 Alaa Ali Mhawi   71'
LB 5 Ali Faez
RM 13 Bashar Resan
CM 11 Humam Tariq   36'
CM 7 Safaa Hadi   86'
CM 14 Amjad Attwan   73'
LM 16 Hussein Ali
CF 10 Mohanad Ali   24'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Ali Husni   36'   66'
FW 19 Mohammed Dawood   66'
DF 22 Rebin Sulaka   71'
Manager:
  Srečko Katanec

Man of the Match:
Akram Afif (Qatar)

Assistant referees:[13]
Ronnie Koh Min Kiat (Singapore)
Sergei Grishchenko (Kyrgyzstan)
Fourth official:
Rashid Al-Ghaithi (Oman)
Additional assistant referees:
Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)
Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)

Quarter-finalsEdit

Vietnam vs JapanEdit

 
Vietnamese fans

Koya Kitagawa’s pass to Genki Haraguchi in the 23rd minute was slid out of play by Vietnam defender Đỗ Duy Mạnh. The resulting corner saw Haraguchi send in a curler that found Maya Yoshida, who headed the ball into the back of the net. However, VAR was called into action for the first time in the history of the AFC Asian Cup and much to Vietnam’s relief, the referee disallowed the goal as Yoshida’s header had deflected off his arm. Shūichi Gonda was forced into making his first save of the game as Phan Văn Đức came close with a 37th minute strike, before being called into action again a minute later to deny another close-range attempt from the Văn Đức. Ritsu Doan’s run was blocked by Bùi Tiến Dũng I and the referee, after referring to the VAR, awarded a penalty which the Japanese midfielder converted in the 57th minute. Substitute Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy came close in the 73rd minute as his low drive missed the upright by mere inches.[15]

Vietnam  0–1  Japan
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vietnam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
GK 23 Đặng Văn Lâm
CB 19 Nguyễn Quang Hải
CB 3 Quế Ngọc Hải (c)
CB 2 Đỗ Duy Mạnh
RWB 8 Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng   63'
LWB 4 Bùi Tiến Dũng I   56'
CM 10 Nguyễn Công Phượng
CM 16 Đỗ Hùng Dũng
CM 5 Đoàn Văn Hậu   60'
CF 7 Nguyễn Huy Hùng   54'
CF 20 Phan Văn Đức   75'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Nguyễn Văn Toàn   54'
MF 12 Nguyễn Phong Hồng Duy   63'
MF 6 Lương Xuân Trường   75'
Manager:
  Park Hang-seo
 
GK 12 Shūichi Gonda
RB 19 Hiroki Sakai
CB 16 Takehiro Tomiyasu
CB 22 Maya Yoshida (c)
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo
RM 21 Ritsu Doan
CM 7 Gaku Shibasaki
CM 6 Wataru Endo
LM 8 Genki Haraguchi   79'
CF 9 Takumi Minamino   89'
CF 11 Koya Kitagawa   72'
Substitutions:
FW 15 Yuya Osako   72'
MF 10 Takashi Inui   79'
DF 18 Tsukasa Shiotani   89'
Manager:
Hajime Moriyasu

Man of the Match:
Ritsu Doan (Japan)

Assistant referees:[16]
Mohamed Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Hasan Al-Mahri (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth official:
Ammar Al-Jeneibi (United Arab Emirates)
Video assistant referee:
Chris Beath (Australia)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
Paolo Valeri (Italy)

China PR vs IranEdit

In the 18th minute, Sardar Azmoun robbed Feng Xiaoting before squaring the ball to Mehdi Taremi who fired home to give Iran the lead. The Iranians then spurned a chance to double their advantage when Hossein Kanaanizadegan found Taremi from Ashkan Dejagah’s free-kick only to somehow miss the target from only three yards. Azmoun out-muscled Liu Yiming and rounded goalkeeper Yan Junling to score shortly after the half-hour mark. After the break, Taremi and Kanaanizadegan looped headers narrowly over the bar, before Alireza Jahanbakhsh curled an effort narrowly wide of Yan’s left-hand upright on 58 minutes. Substitute Yu Dabao missed from close-range with 10 minutes remaining leaving Karim Ansarifard to net another for Iran after yet another defensive error.[17] The victory allowed Iran to play in the semi-finals for the first time since 2004 edition where they finished third-place.

China PR  0–3  Iran
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China PR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iran
GK 1 Yan Junling
RB 6 Feng Xiaoting   28'
CB 2 Liu Yiming
CB 4 Shi Ke
LB 17 Zhang Chengdong
CM 15 Wu Xi   25'
CM 10 Zheng Zhi (c)
CM 19 Liu Yang
RW 7 Wu Lei   75'
CF 18 Gao Lin
LW 11 Hao Junmin
Substitutions:
MF 8 Zhao Xuri   25'
FW 9 Xiao Zhi   78'   28'
FW 22 Yu Dabao   75'
Manager:
  Marcello Lippi
 
GK 1 Alireza Beiranvand
RB 23 Ramin Rezaeian
CB 8 Morteza Pouraliganji
CB 13 Hossein Kanaanizadegan
LB 5 Milad Mohammadi
RM 18 Alireza Jahanbakhsh   68'
CM 9 Omid Ebrahimi
CM 3 Ehsan Hajsafi
LM 21 Ashkan Dejagah (c)   76'
AM 17 Mehdi Taremi   67'
CF 20 Sardar Azmoun   86'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Saman Ghoddos   68'
DF 4 Rouzbeh Cheshmi   76'
FW 10 Karim Ansarifard   86'
Manager:
  Carlos Queiroz

Man of the Match:
Sardar Azmoun (Iran)

Assistant referees:[16]
Taleb Al-Marri (Qatar)
Saud Al-Maqaleh (Qatar)
Fourth official:
César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

South Korea vs QatarEdit

 
Qatari players celebrating

Akram Afif brought a save out of goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu shortly after the half-hour mark. Moments later, midfielder Hwang In-beom curled a shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area after Qatar had failed to adequately deal with Lee Yong’s free-kick. In the second half, Hwang Ui-jo controlled the ball before bringing a fine save out of Qatar custodian Saad Al Sheeb. Kim Jin-su grazed the outside of an upright with a free-kick, before Qatar took the lead minutes later. Gathering possession some 25 yards from goal, Abdulaziz Hatem sent the ball past Seung-gyu’s dive and into the bottom corner. Within seconds Ui-Jo had a goal ruled out by the VAR for offside, while Boualem Khoukhi’s overhead kick was repelled by Seung-gyu. Late and intense South Korea pressure failed to find the equaliser, leaving Qatar to progress to the next round.[18]

South Korea  0–1  Qatar
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South Korea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qatar
GK 1 Kim Seung-gyu
RB 2 Lee Yong
CB 4 Kim Min-jae   9'
CB 19 Kim Young-gwon
LB 3 Kim Jin-su
CM 6 Hwang In-beom   74'
CM 5 Jung Woo-young   51'
RW 8 Ju Se-jong   82'
AM 7 Son Heung-min (c)
LW 17 Lee Chung-yong   84'
CF 18 Hwang Ui-jo
Substitutions:
MF 13 Koo Ja-cheol   74'
FW 9 Ji Dong-won   82'
MF 12 Lee Seung-woo   84'
Manager:
  Paulo Bento
 
GK 1 Saad Al Sheeb
RB 2 Ró-Ró
CB 15 Bassam Al-Rawi   40'
CB 4 Tarek Salman
LB 14 Salem Al-Hajri
CM 16 Boualem Khoukhi
CM 18 Abdulkarim Al-Ali
RW 10 Hassan Al-Haydos (c)   90'
AM 6 Abdulaziz Hatem   37'
LW 11 Akram Afif
CF 19 Almoez Ali   90+5'
Substitutions:
MF 12 Karim Boudiaf   90'
FW 7 Ahmed Alaaeldin   90+5'
Manager:
  Félix Sánchez

Man of the Match:
Abdulaziz Hatem (Qatar)

Assistant referees:[19]
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official:
Ma Ning (China PR)
Video assistant referee:
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
Fu Ming (China PR)

United Arab Emirates vs AustraliaEdit

 
Emirati players and fans after the match

Mathew Ryan denied the hosts at the 20 minute mark when Ismail Al Hammadi stepped inside Trent Sainsbury to fire off an effort that the Socceroos keeper pushed away. With five minutes left in the half, Apostolos Giannou's shot on goal was swatted clear by Khalid Eisa. At the other end, Ali Mabkhout headed over from close range. In the second half, Giannou had the ball in the net following the introduction of Mathew Leckie for Jamie Maclaren, but his effort was ruled out for offside. In the 68th minute, Mabkhout put the UAE ahead with their first opening of the second period, the forward stepped in to intercept Milos Degenek’s backpass before rounding Ryan to score. Australia attempted to claw back an equaliser but the Socceroos came up short to end their reign as Asian champions.[20]

United Arab Emirates  1–0  Australia
Report
Attendance: 25,053
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Arab Emirates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
GK 17 Khalid Eisa
RB 23 Mohamed Ahmed   18'
CB 6 Fares Juma
CB 19 Ismail Ahmed
LB 3 Walid Abbas   78'
CM 2 Ali Salmeen
CM 8 Majed Hassan
RW 9 Bandar Al-Ahbabi
AM 10 Ismail Matar (c)   52'
LW 15 Ismail Al Hammadi   61'   88'
CF 7 Ali Mabkhout
Substitutions:
DF 12 Khalifa Al Hammadi   18'
MF 16 Mohamed Abdulrahman   52'
MF 20 Saif Rashid   88'
Manager:
  Alberto Zaccheroni
 
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 4 Rhyan Grant
CB 20 Trent Sainsbury
CB 2 Milos Degenek
LB 16 Aziz Behich
RM 10 Robbie Kruse   44'   73'
CM 22 Jackson Irvine   90+7'
CM 5 Mark Milligan (c)
LM 15 Chris Ikonomidis
CF 14 Apostolos Giannou   80'
CF 9 Jamie Maclaren   60'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Mathew Leckie   60'
FW 21 Awer Mabil   73'
FW 11 Andrew Nabbout   80'
Manager:
Graham Arnold

Man of the Match:
Ali Mabkhout (United Arab Emirates)

Assistant referees:[19]
Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)
Jun Mihara (Japan)
Fourth official:
Turki Al-Khudhayr (Saudi Arabia)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)

Semi-finalsEdit

Iran vs JapanEdit

 
Japan's first goal

Yuya Osako’s ball found space behind Alireza Jahanbakhsh and the advancing Yuto Nagatomo sent in a low cross that Takumi Minamino steered wide. Maya Yoshida headed wide from Gaku Shibasaki’s corner while Ritsu Doan dragged his attempt just wide of goal. In the opening minutes of the second half, Ashkan Dejagah and Ehsan Hajsafi both saw their attempts miss the target. Moments later, Hossein Kanaanizadegan turned to protest to the referee following a collision with Minamino and, while the official ignored the Iranian pleas, Minamino sent in a cross which was headed home by Osako. Jahanbakhsh almost restored parity five minutes later, only for Shūichi Gonda to tip his free-kick over the bar while Morteza Pouraliganji headed just off target moments later. Minamino's pass into the centre struck the sliding Pouraliganji on the arm. The resulting penalty saw Osako send Alireza Beiranvand the wrong way to double Japan's lead. In added time, Genki Haraguchi added the third with a burst through the defence before smashing his shot past Beiranvand to confirm Japan’s progress to the final.[21]

Iran  0–3  Japan
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iran
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
GK 1 Alireza Beiranvand
RB 23 Ramin Rezaeian
CB 8 Morteza Pouraliganji
CB 13 Hossein Kanaanizadegan
LB 5 Milad Mohammadi
CM 9 Omid Ebrahimi   44'
CM 3 Ehsan Hajsafi
RW 18 Alireza Jahanbakhsh   71'
AM 21 Ashkan Dejagah (c)   71'
LW 11 Vahid Amiri   24'   58'
CF 20 Sardar Azmoun   90+4'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Karim Ansarifard   58'
MF 14 Saman Ghoddos   71'
MF 16 Mehdi Torabi   71'
Manager:
  Carlos Queiroz
 
GK 12 Shūichi Gonda
RB 19 Hiroki Sakai   46'   73'
CB 16 Takehiro Tomiyasu
CB 22 Maya Yoshida (c)
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo   90+4'
RM 21 Ritsu Doan   89'
CM 7 Gaku Shibasaki
CM 6 Wataru Endo   60'
LM 8 Genki Haraguchi
CF 15 Yuya Osako
CF 9 Takumi Minamino
Substitutions:
DF 18 Tsukasa Shiotani   60'
DF 3 Sei Muroya   73'
MF 14 Junya Ito   89'
Manager:
Hajime Moriyasu

Man of the Match:
Yuya Osako (Japan)

Assistant referees:[22]
Matthew Cream (Australia)
Anton Shchetinin (Australia)
Fourth official:
Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
Video assistant referee:
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)

Qatar vs United Arab EmiratesEdit

 
Almoez Ali after scoring second goal

Qatar took the lead at the 22nd minute, Boualem Khoukhi’s angled drive from 18 yards found its way under Khalid Eisa’s dive and into the net. The UAE responded through an Ismail Al Hammadi header which was saved by Saad Al Sheeb, and a similar effort from Ali Mabkhout that fizzed wide of the target shortly before the half-hour mark. Qatar doubled their lead in the 38th minute. Akram Afif found Almoez Ali who advanced into the area before firing home via a post to equal Ali Daei’s record for the most goals by a player at Asia’s premier event. Shortly after, Al Sheeb was on hand to deny Ahmed Khalil. Qatar added a third in the 81st minute when captain Hassan Al-Haydos manoeuvred past Bandar Al-Ahbabi and clipped the ball over Eisa. After the UAE’s Ismail Ahmed was shown a straight red card late on for dangerous play, substitute Hamid Ismail rounded off the scoring to confirm Qatar's place in the final.[23]

The match was marred by bottle and footwear-throwing incidents committed by the UAE supporters. This conduct was preceded by booing the Qatari national anthem.[24][25][26] The two countries have had a hostile relationship and had cut ties due to the ongoing diplomatic crisis.[27]

Qatar  4–0  United Arab Emirates
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qatar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Arab Emirates
GK 1 Saad Al Sheeb
CB 23 Assim Madibo
CB 16 Boualem Khoukhi
CB 4 Tarek Salman
RWB 2 Ró-Ró   90+4'
LWB 3 Abdelkarim Hassan
CM 10 Hassan Al-Haydos (c)
CM 14 Salem Al-Hajri
CM 12 Karim Boudiaf   62'
CF 11 Akram Afif   90+2'
CF 19 Almoez Ali   86'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Ahmed Alaaeldin   87'   86'
DF 8 Hamid Ismail   90+2'
DF 13 Tameem Al-Muhaza   90+4'
Manager:
  Félix Sánchez
 
GK 17 Khalid Eisa
RB 13 Khamis Esmaeel
CB 19 Ismail Ahmed   90+1'
CB 6 Fares Juma (c)
LB 3 Walid Abbas
CM 2 Ali Salmeen
CM 5 Amer Abdulrahman   46'
RW 9 Bandar Al-Ahbabi
AM 20 Saif Rashid   70'
LW 15 Ismail Al Hammadi   51'
CF 7 Ali Mabkhout
Substitutions:
FW 10 Ismail Matar   55'   46'
FW 11 Ahmed Khalil   51'
MF 16 Mohamed Abdulrahman   70'
Manager:
  Alberto Zaccheroni

Man of the Match:
Boualem Khoukhi (Qatar)

Assistant referees:[22]
Miguel Hernández (Mexico)
Alberto Morín (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Video assistant referee:
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
Chris Beath (Australia)

FinalEdit

Japan began the match with two set piece chances, but neither was able to provide a scoring chance.[28] Qatar's Almoez Ali opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a bicycle kick from 15 yards (14 m) after juggling a ball received from Akram Afif. With his ninth goal of the tournament, Ali took the record for most goals scored during an Asian Cup that was previously held by Iranian Ali Daei.[29] Abdulaziz Hatem scored Qatar's next goal in the 27th minute, shooting from 25 yards (75 ft) past Japanese goalkeeper Shūichi Gonda towards the top corner.[28]

Japan regained possession and found several scoring chances before and after halftime, including a missed header from Yoshinori Muto and several corner kicks, but were unable to produce a shot on goal.[28] Qatar received an early chance to score their third goal in the 56th minute on a counterattack, but the shot by Hatem went over the crossbar.[30][28] The lead was cut to 2–1 with a 69th-minute goal from close range by Takumi Minamino—the first to be conceded by Qatar during the tournament.[28][29] Qatar were awarded a penalty kick in the 82nd minute by the video assistant referee for a handball by Japanese captain Maya Yoshida, who blocked a shot from a corner kick. The penalty was converted by Akram Afif to give Qatar a 3–1 lead that they kept until the end of the match.[31][30][32]

Japan  1–3  Qatar
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qatar
GK 12 Shūichi Gonda
RB 19 Hiroki Sakai   86'
CB 16 Takehiro Tomiyasu
CB 22 Maya Yoshida (c)   82'
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo
RM 8 Genki Haraguchi   62'
CM 7 Gaku Shibasaki   20'
CM 18 Tsukasa Shiotani   84'
LM 21 Ritsu Doan
CF 15 Yuya Osako
CF 9 Takumi Minamino   89'
Substitutions:
FW 13 Yoshinori Muto   62'
MF 14 Junya Ito   84'
MF 10 Takashi Inui   89'
Manager:
Hajime Moriyasu
 
GK 1 Saad Al Sheeb
CB 15 Bassam Al-Rawi
CB 16 Boualem Khoukhi   61'
CB 4 Tarek Salman
RWB 2 Ró-Ró   90+3'
LWB 3 Abdelkarim Hassan
CM 10 Hassan Al-Haydos (c)   74'
CM 6 Abdulaziz Hatem
CM 23 Assim Madibo
CF 11 Akram Afif   84'
CF 19 Almoez Ali   90+6'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Salem Al-Hajri   61'
MF 12 Karim Boudiaf   74'
FW 7 Ahmed Alaaeldin   90+6'
Manager:
  Félix Sánchez

Man of the Match:
Akram Afif (Qatar)[34]

Assistant referees:[35]
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official:
Ma Ning (China PR)
Reserve assistant referee:
Huo Weiming (China PR)
Video assistant referee:
Paolo Valeri (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
Chris Beath (Australia)

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