Looking at Qatar vs UAE Prediction, what a goal by Abdulaziz Hatem on Friday, in Qatar’s quarterfinal against South Korea. Incredible left shot from far outside the box, the ball passed through the legs of two defenders, and as it was approaching the goal, the curve made it move closer to the post and further away from the Korean goalkeeper.
One of those shots that make you say, “he could try that a hundred times, and most probably he wouldn’t get it that perfect again”. Qatar had less and smaller chances than Korea to score, but all that matters is that they won, 1-0. Fifth match in this tournament, fifth win, fifth clean sheet(!). Actually, Korea did score, right after Qatar’s goal, but the assistant referee raised his flag for offside. The Koreans didn’t like the referee’s decision, and sort of… exploded once the game was over.
Ali Ahmed Mabkhout was fully awake in the 68th minute, sniffing the opportunity, seeing naive Milos Degenek about to return the ball to his goalkeeper. The UAE man snatched the ball right before Matt Ryan, avoided him with a little dribble, and after that, sending the ball in was piece of cake. What a surprise by the hosts, who beat the reigning title holders, and, incredibly, did so without getting scared, defensively.
Australia had their first sort of decent chance in the 10th minute of added time(!), right before the referee blew his whistle for the last time. The Aussies’ lack of creativity made things rather easy for the UAE, who, obviously, deserve credit for how they defended, how disciplined they looked in their own half of the field.
Previous five matches:
South Korea vs Qatar 0-1
Qatar vs Iraq 1-0
Saudi Arabia vs Qatar 0-2
North Korea vs Qatar 0-6
Qatar vs Lebanon 2-0
UAE vs Australia 1-0
UAE vs Kyrgyzstan 3-2
UAE vs Thailand 1-1
India vs UAE 0-2
UAE vs Bahrain 1-1
The winner of this match will face the winner of Iran vs Japan in the final.
Qatar vs UAE head to head
Qatar and the UAE have played against each other 28 times in the past; 11 wins for Qatar, nine for the UAE, and eight draws. Total goals, 31-31(!).
Qatar vs UAE: Prediction
Qatar are considered favorites to win in 90 minutes at 6/5 with bet365
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