Qatar edge out Iraq 1-0, to play South Korea in Asian Cup quarters

Qatar edge out Iraq 1-0, to play South Korea in Asian Cup quarters

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ABU DHABI, Jan. 23, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Players of Qatar celebrate victory after the 2019 AFC Asian Cup round of 16 match between Qatar and Iraq in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on Jan. 22, 2019. Qatar won 1-0 to progress through to the quarter finals. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo/IANS)
ABU DHABI, Jan. 23, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Players of Qatar celebrate victory after the 2019 AFC Asian Cup round of 16 match between Qatar and Iraq in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on Jan. 22, 2019. Qatar won 1-0 to progress through to the quarter finals. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo/IANS)
ABU DHABI, Jan. 23, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Players of Qatar celebrate victory after the 2019 AFC Asian Cup round of 16 match between Qatar and Iraq in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on Jan. 22, 2019. Qatar won 1-0 to progress through to the quarter finals. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo/IANS)
ABU DHABI, Jan. 23, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Alaa Ali Mhawi (R) of Iraq vies with Almoez Ali of Qatar during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup round of 16 match between Qatar and Iraq in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on Jan. 22, 2019. Qatar won 1-0 to progress through to the quarter finals. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo/IANS)
ABU DHABI, Jan. 23, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Alaa Ali Mhawi (R) of Iraq vies with Almoez Ali of Qatar during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup round of 16 match between Qatar and Iraq in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on Jan. 22, 2019. Qatar won 1-0 to progress through to the quarter finals. (Xinhua/Wu Huiwo/IANS)
Abu Dhabi, Jan 23 (IANS) Qatar won 1-0 against Iraq in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup match, setting up a quarterfinal clash against South Korea.
Defender Bassam Al Rawi scored Qatar's lone goal at the Al Nahyan stadium here on Tuesday night, just two minutes after the hour mark, on a well-executed free-kick, knocking the 2007 champion out of this year's edition.
Qatar, whose best achievement in the tournament was coming in fifth in 1984 and 1988, will take on South Korea Friday at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, reports Efe news.
South Korea has made its seventh Asian Cup quarters in a row after earning an extra-time 2-1 win over Bahrain earlier Tuesday.
--IANS
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