1/22/2019 10:50:47 PM (GMT+3)

Qatar beat Iraq to advance into Asian Cup quarters

Qatar beat Iraq to advance into Asian Cup quarters

ABU DHABI, UAE: Qatar beat Iraq 1-0 to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Felix Sanchez’s men will meet South Korea, who overcame Bahrain 2-1, in the last eight.

Bassam Al Rawi scored the all-important goal in the 62nd minute from a free-kick to take the Qataris into the last eight for the third time.

It was Qatar’s fourth win in four games this tournament after topping their group.

In Dubai, South Korea stayed on course to end their title drought after 59 years when they fought off a determined Bahrain.

Hwang Hee-Chan's earned the lead two minutes before half-time, but Mohamed Al Romaihi equalised with a poacher's strike 13 minutes from time to send a shiver through their opponents. 

However, Kim Jin-Su connected Lee Yong's pinpoint cross to score with an unstoppable header.