A confident Qatar side stands in the way of Japan and a famous fifth Asian Championship crown as the two sides gear up for a pulsating final. Qatar have been the dark horses throughout the competition winning games despite not being much-fancied side. Their emergence in world football has been noted by one an all and they now come up against a side that knows how to get the job done. The Blue Samurai dismantled Iran in the semi-final 3-0 while in an emotionally charged game, the boys from Qatar thumped hosts UAE 4-0. In games as big as an Asian Cup final, past form counts for nothing and it all boils down to who plays better on the day.
Hajime Moriyasu came up with a young Japanese squad with a few experienced men to UAE and must be really proud of how his team has fared. Defenders Maya Yoshida and Takehiro Tomiyasu have been the calming influence at the back for Japan. The duo rarely let the opposition team dominate and will once again look to the stamp their authority on the game. Yuya Osako got a brace in the semi-final victory over Iran and the Werder Bremen man has an eye for goal like none of his team-mates. Takumi Minamino linked up well with the mid-field and looked dangerous with the ball at his feet. The Qatar defence will have to do well to restrict these two Japanese players from shots outside the box. Lazio Beats Inter Milan in Shootout, Advances to Italian Cup Semis.
Almoez Ali is one of the most potent strikers in Asian right now having scored a staggering eight goals so far in the 2019 Asian Cup. The hopes of Qatar hinges on this young 22-year-old forward to help their team lift the cup. Skipper Hassan Al-Haydos has been supporting Almoez Ali well in the games and his wonderful dink goal against UAE was one of the highlights of their campaign so far. Qatar coach Felix Sanchez has brought about a tectonic shift in the team’s passing and tactical awareness. They are able to absorb pressure for a large amount of time and counter effectively with their pacey forward line. Japan may be favourites for the tie but Qatar have been riding the luck in addition to some quality football they have dished out. It could go down to the wire with eventually penalties deciding the fate of the two teams.
When is Japan vs Qatar AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final Football Match? Know the Date, Time and Venue Details
The AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final between Japan and Qatar on February 01, i.e. Friday, is scheduled to begin at 07:30 p.m (IST), and it will be played at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Age Is Just a Number! Peter Crouch, 38, Is Back in Premier League With Burnley.
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of Japan vs Qatar, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final Football Match?
Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster of AFC Asian Cup 2019 in India. Hence, the live match telecast of Japan vs Qatar final match will be available on Star Sports channels. The fans in south-east Asian regions and Australia will be able to see live match action on Fox Sports Network.
How to Watch the Free Live Streaming Online and Football Score Updates of Japan vs Qatar, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final Football Match?
Since Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster of AFC Asian Cup 2019 in India, the fans will be able to watch the live action of Japan vs Qatar AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final through Star Sports' live streaming service, i.e. Hotstar on its website and mobile application.