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Qatar beat Japan to win first Asian Cup title

Qatar beat Japan 3-1 to win their maiden Asian Cup curtsey a moment of brilliance from Almoez Ali after nail-biting late drama. Almoez found the net with an acrobatic bicycle kick after only 12 minutes before Abdelaziz Hatim hit a second and Akram Afif converted a VAR-assisted penalty to guide the 2022 World Cup hosts to a historic win. Almoez Ali also became the first player to score 9 goals at a single Asian Cup.