QATAR ACE ALI EYES SEMIS WIN IN ASIAN CUP

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Feared Qatar striker Almoez Ali hopes the team will continue to reach new heights after Al-Annabi reached the semi-finals of the Asian Cup for the first time in his history on Friday.

Qatar, coached by Felix Sanchez, beat World Cup side South Korea 1-0 in the quarter-finals.

Almoez Ali, who has scored seven goals in the tournament so far, said: We are proud of this achievement. We have to thank the players for following the coach’s instructions. We hope that we will not stop at the semi-finals and continue our march to the final.

Earlier Asian Player of the Year Abdulkarim Hassan told the AFC website: What I have learned in football, is there is nothing (that is) impossible. The Al Sadd dynamo added: Everything is possible, so we will keep working hard and pushing, until the end.

He added: I cannot say anything about the game. Korea (Republic) were strong and we had to defend to stop them from scoring against us and we did it.

Qatar take on hosts UAE in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Source: Qatar Football Association