Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Iraq and Qatar make suprise Asian Games final

Iraq capitalised on its only real chance and beat South Korea 1-0 to stay on track for its first Asian Games' football gold in more than two decades. Host Qatar upset defending champion Iran 2-0 to reach the final for the first time. Qataris filled the Al-Sadd Football Stadium to see their team pull off the biggest upset of the football competition, beating the Iranians – who had been on a 15-game winning streak at the games – in a very physical match. It was the first time Qatar had made it to the semis. Iraq captain Khaleef said he was looking forward to playing Qatar in Friday's final. “It will be an all-Arab derby,” he told Eric Talmadge of AP.

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