Who won the 2023 AFC Asian Cup final? Score, result, highlights as Qatar defeat Jordan in title match

Qatar successfully defended their Asian Cup title in the Lusail Stadium against Jordan, securing a 3-1 victory largely thanks to the remarkable composure of Akram Afif, who claimed a hat-trick of penalties.

Throughout the tournament, Afif had been Qatar’s deadliest forward and the final was no different as he showcased his attacking talent by converting three spot-kicks — a tally that helped him earn the Golden Boot award for the tournament.

Despite trailing by a single goal at halftime, Jordan showed their resilience and determination, with Yazan Al-Naimat’s second-half strike injecting renewed hope into their efforts.

Houcine Ammouta’s side fought to seize a lead but were thwarted by a penalty decision that favoured the hosts. Qatar, against the flow of the game, capitalised on the opportunity, with Afif calmly slotting home his second goal to snatch the lead.

Afif then completed his hat-trick in added time, albeit amidst controversy surrounding a third penalty awarded to Qatar. Initial doubts over whether he had strayed offside were dispelled by the video assistant referee.

As the final whistle blew, Afif was hoisted into the air by his jubilant teammates as they celebrated back-to-back Asian Cup glory.

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Who won the 2023 AFC Asian Cup final? Score, result

Qatar won the 2023 AFC Asian Cup final. They defeated Jordan 3-1 in the showpiece match at Lusail Stadium thanks to Akram Afif’s three penalty goals.

It was the second consecutive title for the nation after they won the tournament for the first time in 2019.

  Full-time Goal scorers
Jordan 1 Al-Naimat 67′
Qatar 3 Afif 22′, 73′, 90+5′

2023 AFC Asian Cup final highlights

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Jordan vs Qatar live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this AFC Asian Cup final match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

USA: This match will be available via Paramount+.

UK: Asian Cup matches will be shown on subscription streaming service TrillerTV.

Australia: Paramount+ will provide streaming services for the final.

India: Streaming service FanCode is the place to go for AFC Asian Cup matches.

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