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Qatar beats Japan 3-1 to win Asian Cup, the 2022 World Cup host nation's first major soccer title

Feb. 1, 2019 10:59 AM EST
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar beats Japan 3-1 to win Asian Cup, the 2022 World Cup host nation's first major soccer title.

Qatar to play in Asian Cup final after UAE protest dismissed

Feb. 1, 2019 7:21 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has been cleared to play in Friday's Asian Cup final after a United Arab Emirates protest about possible ineligible players was rejected. Less than three hours before the final, the Asian Football Confederation published the decision of its disciplinary panel...

Qatar reaches Asian Cup final, routs UAE 4-0 amid insults

Jan. 29, 2019 2:47 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amid shoes being thrown in insult, Qatar won its politically charged match against host United Arab Emirates 4-0 Tuesday and advanced to the Asian Cup final. The Qataris, who will host the World Cup in 2022, have won all six of their matches and have yet to concede a...

Crisis infects soccer tournament as Qatar faces Saudi Arabia

Jan. 16, 2019 4:06 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar's soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the United Arab Emirates via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours. The journey demonstrates how the Persian Gulf...