Qatar’s victory at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup is historic on several counts: first, the country had never advanced past the quarter final stage in previous Asian Cups; second, they were playing in what may be considered a ‘hostile’ turf; and third, winning the coveted cup this year also meant winning the US$14.8 million prize fund.

Bein ImageThe various public screening venues set up in and around Doha to allow everyone to watch the game and cheer for the team simultaneously sprang into life as Qatar scored their first goal, establishing early on their dominance over Japan.

It was a well-deserved win, and well-fought even until the end.

Aspire Zone Fan Zone
Aspire Fan Zone
Qatar Airways Fan Zone
Qatar Airways Headquarters Fan Zone

Image credits: Qatar Football Association, Aspire Zone, BeIN