Qatar and Iran make it to the semifinals

The national teams of Qatar and Iran remain undefeated at the Asian Championship in the United Arab Emirates and have reached the semifinals. Qatar beat South Korea 1-0 on Friday after Iran celebrated a 3-0 victory over China.

No less than six former KAS Eupen players compete for the Qatar team, and KAS defender Morteza Pouraliganji also played for Iran over the full distance in the quarterfinals of his national team.

Against South Korea, Qatar celebrated their fifth consecutive Asian championship win, again without conceding a goal in a 1-0 victory. In the semi-finals, national coach Felix Sanchez’ team will face Asian Championship hosts United Arab Emirates next Tuesday.

Iran continued their successful campaign (after three wins and a draw so far) with their fourth victory in the tournament and will take on Japan in the semifinals on Monday after beating China 3-0.