After a tense quarterfinal match, the outcome was determined by penalties. Qatar’s goalkeeper Barsham made three crucial saves, securing a spot for his team in the Asian Cup semifinals. Uzbekistan striker Odildzhon Hamrobekov expressed disappointment, stating that his team gave their all but ultimately luck determined the outcome of the penalty shootout. Despite the loss, he praised the organization of the Asian Cup and thanked the fans for their support.
The Qatari team and their supporters will be elated by the victory, keeping their hope of winning the home title alive. They will have a brief moment of celebration before turning their focus to the upcoming semifinal against a strong Iran team at Al Thumama Stadium on Wednesday.