Asian Cup 2024

Farmer Jack

Stuart Pearce
Kang in!

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Strummer

Socialismo O Muerte!
LTLF Minion
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos?
 

valspoodle

Steve Chettle
Reminds me, we used to go to parties at the ruler of Bahrain, Jack we called him. They had a beach house the other side of Awali.

It was in the days when we has a rest house there, none of these fancy hotels. Gulf Air had three DC3s, no skyscrapers, that sort of bush desert kingdom. Now look at it, even got an enormous bridge thing to Saudi.
 

Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
Huh there was a thread here?
I was considering starting one in the first day but I didn't, I thought no one else here would watch it.

Oh great, my ramblings in the International Football thread is gonna look even more awkward...



Anyways we're in the semifinals now!! Again 1960!! (f*** that's old)
 
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Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
0 shots on target, unbelievable! Klinsmann is a total fraud confirmed.

Well, congrats to Jordan for the first final ever,
they & Montpellier are blessed to have this Al-Taamari guy.

Ugh... I'm never gonna see the cup come home in my entire life!
 

Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
Sorry Subin ☹️ I haven't been following - how was Son?

Not very much today. No one was able to make a single good chance, with the absence of Kim Min-jae our defence was nonexistent... in short, we were totally cooked!

I had zero expectations anyway so it didn't really hurt that much, at least the miracle run up to the quarterfinals was fun to watch.
But still, it's so disappointing that this is all we can do with the most star-studded squad in the entire continent...


But hey, the tournament isn't over yet! A Jordan vs Iran final is going to be very exciting.
 
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Strummer

Socialismo O Muerte!
LTLF Minion
The last time I saw this much excitement over a Cup, there were two girls involved!
 

Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
Just three minutes into the game and Iran scored an overhead kick!
 

Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
Iran hit the post in the 103th minute!!
But just like us, Iran's 44 years of Asian Cup woes continue on...

So the final is Qatar aiming for back-to-back champions, versus Jordan looking for their first international trophy ever!
 

Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
Qatar scores first in the final with a penalty! Looks like Afif prepared a little card magic show for this special moment.

Considering how bad they were in the World Cup, they sure had quite a turnover.
 

Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
After some impressive bicycle kick attempts, Jordan scores an equaliser!
Al-Naimat has been huge for Jordan this whole tournament!
 

Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
Another pen for Qatar, Jordan really aren't helping themselves with those mistakes.
 
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Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
Game's over, Afif with a hat-trick with penalties!
 

Subin Hwang

Not that Korean guy
Qatar are back-to-back Asian Cup champions!!

Now, before the online meme narrative spreads that the Asian Cup is a corrupt tinpot that lets the hosts who completely flopped in the World Cup win with the power of home advantage penalties, as someone who actually watched the whole thing I must say that Qatar was a solid team this entire tournament, very different from what you've had last seen.

Sure, they were very lucky with their draw (avoiding all of Korea, Japan and Australia & facing a country that has never played in a final), but their new coach Tintín Márquez who just arrived in December has completely turned the team around & brought the best out of the players in such a short time.

They don't even have a single player in Europe, even Jordan had only one, it shows once again that teamwork is most important in international tournaments. So can we please get Klinsmann sacked???

To conclude, not as too much insane as the AFCON, but this Asian Cup was sure a blast with lots of surprise results! Congratulations for Qatar, and also congratulations for Jordan for exceeding all expectations and reaching their first tournament final ever! A crowning achievement the entire nation must be proud of. Their best players are still young, the future sure looks bright for them.




Now why did I even write this? Judging from the reactions on social media, no one in Europe watches these anyway.
All will be remembered as just another Qatari corruption, sadly.
 
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