It may not be South Korea, but the same stadium that hosted the coronation of Lionel Messi as the “God of Soccer” will host a historic final.
Qatar and Jordan will meet in the final of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup 2023 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Aldayen, Qatar, on Tuesday at 6 p.m. local time. Qatar toppled Iran, while Jordan defeated South Korea to reach the final.
Both teams are looking to make history. Qatar’s goal is a second straight title. After winning their first-ever title at the 2019 Asian Cup, Qatar bounced back with a bang at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, where they were eliminated in the group stage. After topping their group, Qatar defeated Palestine, Uzbekistan, and Iran to reach the final.
This is Jordan’s first-ever final. The underdogs finished third in their group, but a dramatic victory over the ‘underdogs’ Iraq and a semifinal upset over the ‘surprise team‘ Tajikistan saw them reach the semifinals. They punched their ticket to the final with a win over South Korea in their first-ever Asian Cup semifinal, and will be hoping for another first.
Lusail Iconic Stadium is hot before the game. Lusail Iconic Stadium is where Messi’s Argentina beat France on penalties in the final at the last World Cup in Qatar. It’s famous for hosting Messi’s coronation and is the largest stadium in Qatar. It can hold more than 80,000 spectators.
This year”s Asian Cup final will be a highly anticipated matchup between Arab teams. The final matchup was an unexpected surprise after the favorites, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and Iran, were all eliminated. The matchup between Arab teams is very popular in the Arab world. It was even dubbed the “Arab Family Match” at the official pre-match press conference.
Qatar and Jordan showed their support from the start. Qatar created a home atmosphere three hours before kickoff with drumming and singing. Qatar’s neighboring country of Jordan responded in kind, with many fans showing up and performing traditional dances and songs. It 카지노사이트 was a spectacular sight to see the Arab teams singing their respective anthems in front of the magnificent Lusail Iconic Stadium.
Qatar coach Marques Lopez said in the pre-match press conference, “Jordan’s coach Hussein Amotta is obviously a good coach and Jordan is strong. They’re coming off a win over Korea and they’re hungry. They say it’s an Arab family match, but there are winners and losers. Someone has to win. Qatar are going to the final to lift the trophy,” he said, adding that they are determined to win.
“Jordan has done a tremendous job and tomorrow we will meet Qatar with everyone ready to go. Qatar is a good team, they have home advantage and are the defending champions. But I think it will be a good match,” he said. “I would like to thank the Jordanian people for their support. Jordan is making history and we are grateful to the federation. We are now in the final line,” he added.