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Japan 1-3 Qatar: Almoez Ali scores overhead kick as Qatar win Asian Cup for first time Almoez Ali scored spectacular overhead kick as Qatar beat Japan The 2022 World Cup hosts managed to win the Asian Cup for the first time  Abdulaziz Hatem and Akram Afif were also on the scoresheet for Qatar  Takumi Minamino scored for Japan but couldn't prevent his side from losing 

By Nick Mulvenney, Reuters

Published: 16:29 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 16:32 GMT, 1 February 2019

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Almoez Ali scored a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the tournament to set Qatar on their way to a first Asian Cup triumph with a stunning 3-1 win over four-times champions Japan on Friday.

Ali's 12th minute strike took him past Ali Daei's 1996 tally and, combined with a 27th minute strike from Abdulaziz Hatem and a late Akram Afif penalty, helped the Qataris make an emphatic statement ahead of their hosting

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