Written by: Heba Abdel Fattah
Qatar team beat UAE national team 4-0 in a match held today at the stadium of Mohammed bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi, in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup 2019.
Boualem Khoukhi’s early strike and an eighth goal of the tournament from striker Almoez Ali gave Qatar a 2-0 half-time lead and captain Hassan al-Haydos and Hamid Ismail completed the rout in the last 10 minutes.
The UAE had been hoping to reach the Asian Cup final for the second time, but instead look likely to face sanctions after Ali was pelted with footwear as he celebrated his goal with Haydos and Ismail, who were also the target of footwear-throwing spectators.
Watch the match goals